SRE Articles

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    Open source update: School of SRE

    February 3, 2021

    Co-authors: Akbar KM and Kalyanasundaram Somasundaram Site up and secure is a fundamental element of how we operate, and site reliability engineers (SREs) play a critical role in fulfilling that responsibility. Talent has always been the number one operating priority, and over the last few years, we’ve been running multiple programs to identify, hire, and...

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    Fixing Linux filesystem performance regressions

    October 16, 2020

    As companies grow, adapt, morph, and mature, one item remains the same: the need for reinvention. Technical infrastructure is no exception. As our member community grew, our priorities were to keep up with that growth, or as we say, ensure continuous “site up.” (Read: adding servers to scale from hundreds to hundreds of thousands.) We ran into challenges about...

  • The impact of slow NFS on data systems

    June 23, 2020

    Espresso is LinkedIn's defacto NoSQL database solution. It is an online, distributed, fault-tolerant database that powers most of LinkedIn’s applications including member profiles, InMail (LinkedIn's member-to-member messaging system), sections of the main LinkedIn homepage, our mobile applications, and more. Since Espresso caters to many critical features, its...

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    Scaling LinkedIn’s Edge with Azure Front Door

    June 16, 2020

    Co-authors: Viranch Mehta, Jon Sorenson, Samir Jafferali As LinkedIn has grown to more than 690 million members, we’ve expanded our...

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    Coding Conversations: Four teams, three tracks, two offices

    February 7, 2020

    Editor's Note: LinkedIn Engineering is dedicated to solving complex problems at scale to create economic opportunity for every member...

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    The Top 2019 LinkedIn Engineering Blogs

    December 9, 2019

    As the year draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at ten of our most popular 2019 articles on the LinkedIn Engineering Blog....