• decommissioning1

    Lessons Learned from Decommissioning a Legacy Service

    February 22, 2017

    Last quarter, I worked on a project called “kill-inbox-war.” Inbox-war was a frontend service that served legacy LinkedIn messaging UI, RPC (Remote Procedure Call) endpoints before Rest.li, and some parts of notifications and invitations for LinkedIn. Even though most of the functionality related to messaging had already been moved out of inbox-war before the...

  • Redliner Dependency Components

    Redliner: How LinkedIn Determines the Capacity Limits of Its Services

    February 17, 2017

    Co-authors: Susie Xia and Anant Rao LinkedIn serves more than 467 million members on a global computing infrastructure through hundreds of internal services. During processes such as new feature releases, capacity planning for traffic growth, and data center failover analysis, the following questions are raised frequently: “What is the maximum QPS (queries per...

  • Venice3

    Building Venice with Apache Helix

    February 15, 2017

    Background Like many internet companies, LinkedIn has faced data growth challenges. Naturally, distributed storage systems became the solution to handle larger volumes of data and queries per second (QPS). But, aside from scaling issues, the variability in access patterns also grew quickly. For example, some scenarios require no more than simple put/get...

  • feature1

    Open Sourcing Dex Test Parser

    February 10, 2017

    Part of LinkedIn’s 3x3 pipeline for building and releasing mobile applications involves making the cycle for testing changes to the...

  • Yael-Garten-Data-Scientist

    Data Science: Data Culture and Career Tips at WiDS2017

    February 9, 2017

    On Friday, Feb. 2, it was my honor to speak at Stanford University’s Stanford Women in Data Science Conference 2017 to a live audience...

  • SRA1

    Measuring and Optimizing Performance of Single-Page...

    February 2, 2017

    Introduction Improving site speed is one of the major technology initiatives at LinkedIn because it is highly correlated with the...