• sparksummit2

    Spark Summit 2017: Research, Open Source, and Community

    June 2, 2017

    Next Tuesday marks the start of the Spark Summit Conference in San Francisco. This year, LinkedIn engineers and data scientists are presenting four separate talks at the conference, and we’ll be hosting a meetup at our San Francisco office on the final day. All of this is an indication of the significant impact that Apache Spark has had on the way people process...

  • qualitygrowth4

    The Science of Quality Growth

    June 1, 2017

    Co-authors: Ken Soong, Liz Li, Yang Zhou, and Xin Fu   Growth hacking is a common buzzword among startups and mature companies alike. At LinkedIn, we believe growth is about accelerating the realization of our company’s vision to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Growth is not about moving metrics using anecdotes and...

  • Open194

    Taking Open19 from Concept to Industry Standard

    May 23, 2017

    In July 2016, LinkedIn unveiled Open19, a new project with the aim to establish open standards for servers based on a common form factor to change the way future data centers will be built. Since that time, we have received an outpouring of support and interest from the community in both the project and the vision behind it. So, in keeping with our open source...

  • researchexcellence

    Celebrating Research Excellence at LinkedIn

    May 16, 2017

    At LinkedIn, our data scientists and researchers have the opportunity to work with massive amounts of data, solve real problems for...

  • SREculture2

    Building the SRE Culture at LinkedIn

    May 15, 2017

    Co-authors: Bruno Connelly and Bhaskaran Devaraj   Being a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) means having to talk about hard problems....

  • Trafficshift2

    TrafficShift: Load Testing at Scale

    May 11, 2017

    Co-authors: Anil Mallapur and Michael Kehoe   LinkedIn started as a professional networking service in 2003, serving user requests out...