Monday, February 04, 2013

Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Check the full article for an overview of big data strategy at Facebook and some Hadoop history
"In the nine years since Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook out of his Harvard dorm room, it has evolved into more than just the world’s most popular social network. Zuckerberg and company have also built one of the most sophisticated engineering operations on the planet — largely because they had to. Facebook is faced with a uniquely difficult task — how to serve a personalized homepage to one billion different people, juggling one billion different sets of messages, photos, videos, and so many other data feeds — and this requires more tech talent than you might expect."
Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com
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