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Going Real-time: How to Build a Streaming API

Posted by Ross Mason  on  Jan 10, 2013

Ross Mason explains what real-time API is, the corresponding technologies and trends, demoing using streaming APIs.

Real Time Bidding: Where Erlang Blooms

Posted by Fred Hebert  on  Dec 14, 2012

Fred Hebert discusses using Erlang for a real-time bidding system, providing some details of its design and architecture, along with lessons learned while implementing it.

Facebook News Feed: Social Data at Scale

Posted by Serkan Piantino  on  Nov 26, 2012 1

Serkan Piantino discusses news feeds at Facebook: the basics, infrastructure used, how feed data is stored, and Centrifuge – a storage solution.

Real-Time Delivery Architecture at Twitter

Posted by Raffi Krikorian  on  Oct 23, 2012 3

Raffi Krikorian details Twitter’s timeline architecture, its “write path” and “read path”, making it possible to deliver 300k tweets/sec.

View Server: Delivering Real-Time Analytics for Customer Service

Posted by Richard Tibbetts  on  Sep 28, 2012

Richard Tibbetts presents a three-tier architecture for real-time data staging analysis, storing the results and delivering them to clients as a service accessible through a variety of interfaces.

Storm: Distributed and Fault-tolerant Real-time Computation

Posted by Nathan Marz  on  Jul 25, 2012

Nathan Marz discusses Storm concepts –streams, spouts, bolts, topologies-, explaining how to use Storms’ Clojure DSL for real-time stream processing, distributed RPS and continuous computations.

Chloe and the Real Time Web

Posted by Trotter Cashion  on  Mar 21, 2012 1

Trotter Cashion introduces and demoes Chloe, a web server that handles real time data streaming between browsers and web applications written in any language and using any framework.

Exploring Composition and Functional Systems in the Cloud

Posted by David Pollak  on  Mar 05, 2012

David Pollak discusses predicates, dependencies, functional languages and programming for the real-time cloud.

Big Data in Real Time at Twitter

Posted by Nick Kallen  on  Aug 03, 2011 2

Nick Kallen discusses how Twitter handles large amounts of data in real time by creating 4 data types and query patterns -tweets, timelines, social graphs, search indices-, and the DBs storing them.

LinkedIn Search: Searching the Social Graph in Real Time

Posted by John Wang  on  Apr 26, 2011

John Wang discusses LinkedIn real-time distributed search engine architecture and implementation details for People Search, Signal, Stream Indexing, Zoie, and Bobo.

Financial Transaction Exchange at BetFair.com

Posted by Matt Youill  on  May 03, 2009

Betfair is the world's largest betting exchange with a transaction volume the equivalent of over half the combined equity trading volume of every major stock exchange in the world. In response to an increase in transaction volume coupled with a decrease in value per transaction, Betfair launched a number of initiatives to dramatically increase transaction processing capacity and reduce cost.

Real-Time Java for Latency Critical Banking Applications

Posted by Bertrand Delsart  on  Oct 22, 2008 2

In this presentation from QCon London 2008, Bertrand Delsart discusses real-time (RT) computing requirements in banking, RT Java history, priority semantics, RT APIs, Determinism and NoHeapRealtimeThreads, RT Garbage Collection, soft vs. hard RT, deadline miss handlers, event-driven requests with deadlines, reducing context switches, and benefits of RT Java and the RT Garbage collector.

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