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Storm: Distributed and Fault-Tolerant Real-time Computation

Posted by Nathan Marz  on  Jan 04, 2013

Nathan Marz introduces Twitter Storm, outlining its architecture and use cases, and takes a look at future features to be made available.

Petabyte Scale Data at Facebook

Posted by Dhruba Borthakur  on  Dec 17, 2012 3

Dhruba Borthakur discusses the different types of data used by Facebook and how they are stored, including graph data, semi-OLTP data, immutable data for pictures, and Hadoop/Hive for analytics.

Building Social Apps for All Mobile Platforms

Posted by James Pearce  on  Dec 13, 2012

James Pearce discusses the current trends in social applications and some of the challenges and solutions in creating HTML5 applications for mobile devices.

Clojure + Datomic + Storm = Zolodeck

Posted by Amit Rathore  on  Dec 04, 2012

Amit Rathore describes the architecture of Zolodeck, a virtual relationship manager built on Clojure, Datomic, and Storm.

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.

Mobile Social Apps, A Natural Fit

Posted by Aryeh Selekman  on  Sep 07, 2012

Aryeh Selekman discusses current trends in the mobile space, some of the technologies useful to integrate Facebook functionality into mobile applications and the latest W3C mobile standards under dev.

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.

Big Data Architectures at Facebook

Posted by Ashish Thusoo  on  Jul 18, 2012

Ashish Thusoo presents the data scalability issues at Facebook and the data architecture evolution from EDW to Hadoop to Puma.

Timelines @ Twitter

Posted by Arya Asemanfar  on  Apr 24, 2012 2

Arya Asemanfar presents Twitter’s timeline architecture, the entire sequence of steps a tweet goes through until it reaches the timeline of each user following the person who tweeted.

Everything I Ever Learned about JVM Performance Tuning @twitter

Posted by Attila Szegedi  on  Apr 12, 2012 1

Attila Szegedi shares lessons learned tuning the JVM at Twitter, spending most of his talk discussing memory tuning, CPU usage tuning, and lock contention tuning.

Spring Social: For the New Web of APIs

Posted by Craig Walls  on  Feb 27, 2012

Craig Walls discusses the need for adding social features to applications, how to secure such applications and how Spring Social can help.

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