infrastructure Articles

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    Rebuilding messaging: How we designed our new system

    June 15, 2020

    Co-authors: Tyler Grant, Armen Hamstra, Cliff Snyder Over the last five years, the number of messages sent on LinkedIn has quadrupled. Whether it’s to connect with former colleagues or discuss new opportunities, messaging is core to how our members connect on the platform. As LinkedIn grew, our original email-based messaging system expanded and evolved to not...

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    Building a platform: Learnings from our pursuit for leverage

    April 3, 2020

    Co-authors: Jefferson Lai, Vinyas Maddi, and Vijay Ramamurthy One of our core engineering principles here at LinkedIn is to create leverage. In practice, what this means is to build software that is easy to reuse by other teams. An effective way we are able to do this is to favor platforms that generalize long-term functionality rather than build inflexible,...

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    InSearch: LinkedIn’s new message search platform

    March 17, 2020

    Co-authors: Suruchi Shah and Hari Shankar The rise of instant messaging has changed how we communicate. Compared to the back-and-forth of email, we send and receive messages at much higher volumes and speeds. In the instant conversations we have, we also expect to be able to search for important phrases, moments, or references with ease. This rapid increase in...

  • Title card: Preparing your infrastructure for a WFH shift

    Preparing your infrastructure for a WFH shift

    March 13, 2020

    As a step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, many companies are now encouraging employees to work remotely. Supporting a workforce...

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    Open sourcing DataHub: LinkedIn’s metadata search and...

    February 18, 2020

    Co-authors: Kerem Sahin, Mars Lan, and Shirshanka Das Finding the right data quickly is critical for any company that relies on big...

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    Empowering our developers with the Nuage SDK

    November 19, 2019

    LinkedIn delivers value to more than 660 million members via thousands of microservices, most of which depend on data infrastructure...