Friday, September 28, 2012

How Facebook uses Big Data

To get an idea of where Big Data is headed, "there are worse places to look than Facebook," says Derrick Harris, the author of a GigaOM article on Facebook's use of Big Data technologies.

In the article, Facebook's VP of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh talks abouut the technologies that Facebook is using to harness its mountains of data.  These technologies include the usual suspects like Hadoop and Hive in addition to mySql and some home brewed backend and interface pieces.

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