SRE Articles

  • Open Sourcing Kafka Monitor

    May 25, 2016

    Apache Kafka has become a standard messaging system for large-scale, streaming data. In companies like LinkedIn it is used as the backbone for various data pipelines and powers a variety of mission-critical services. It has become a core component of a company’s infrastructure that should be extremely robust, fault-tolerant and performant. In the past, Kafka...

  • Automating Large-Scale Application Build

    May 11, 2016

    Around the end of 2012, LinkedIn decided to move away from retail data centers to wholesale ones that are built and maintained by LinkedIn. With exponential growth prospects we were already going to build multiple data centers in the coming few years. One major and time-consuming task of this operation is bringing up the application stack—which consists of over...

  • Getting to Know Michael Kehoe

    February 17, 2016

    Talent is LinkedIn’s number one operating priority and we have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the company. These are the folks that create, build and maintain our platform, tools and features - as well as write the posts for this blog. We are featuring some of the people and personalities that make LinkedIn great. Michael Kehoe,...

  • API Analyzer Architecture

    Grokking Usage of API Data: Augmenting LinkedIn User and...

    October 14, 2015

    LinkedIn’s API is the gateway used by numerous applications to access LinkedIn data, from simple third-party apps to large-scale...

  • Kurt Andersen

    Getting to Know Kurt Andersen

    August 4, 2015

    Talent is LinkedIn’s number one operating priority and we have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the...

  • Joe Gillotti

    Getting to Know Joe Gillotti

    July 28, 2015

    Talent is LinkedIn’s number one operating priority and we have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the...