Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

Posted in Conferences, Development, Databases, Companies on March 29, 2009

Facebook: Science and the Social Graph

In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: LAMP (PHP, MySQL), Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.

Aditya Agarwal is Director of Engineering at Facebook, where he helps manage the engineering team and oversees new product design and architecture. He works on Search, Advertising and News Feed. He was one of the co-authors of Thrift, a popular open-source RPC framework.

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