• Economic Graph Research Program Bnner

    Announcing the Economic Graph Research Program

    March 15, 2017

    Roughly two years ago, we launched an ambitious project called the Economic Graph Challenge (EGC). The idea was simple: There are approximately 3 billion people in the global workforce, and LinkedIn's vision is to create economic opportunity for every one of them. By mapping economic relationships, developing the world's first Economic Graph, we can make that...

  • EconomicGraph1

    Exciting Research Results from the First-Ever Economic Graph Challenge

    March 9, 2017

    At LinkedIn, our mission is to connect talent to opportunity at a global scale. One way we realize it  is by analyzing the data within LinkedIn to better understand the global workforce and provide more granular insights into the economy. In turn, this allows us to more accurately recommend to our members what skills, connections, and more could be most useful...

  • drelephant2

    A Checkup with Dr. Elephant: One Year Later

    March 6, 2017

    This post has been updated to note the release of Pepperdata's Application Profiler, a commercial project based on Dr. Elephant. Last April, we announced the first open source release of Dr. Elephant, a performance monitoring and tuning service for Hadoop and Spark jobs. That announcement marked the culmination of two years of internal development work and more...

  • Selfdefined2

    LinkedIn’s Approach to a Self-Defined Programmable Data...

    March 2, 2017

    Co-authors: Shawn Zandi and Russ White This post originally appeared in Network Computing.   Operating a large scale, rapidly-growing...

  • 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...

  • Redliner Dependency Components

    Redliner: How LinkedIn Determines the Capacity Limits of...

    February 17, 2017

    Co-authors: Susie Xia and Anant Rao LinkedIn serves more than 467 million members on a global computing infrastructure through...