• explodingdata1

    Managing "Exploding" Big Data

    June 15, 2017

    What is the shape of your big data? While we do love to talk about the size of our big data—terabytes, petabytes, and beyond—perhaps we are not paying due recognition to the shape of it. Big data comes in a variety of shapes. The Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) workflows are more or less stripe-shaped (left panel in the figure above) and produce an output of a...

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    Building the Activity Graph, Part I

    June 12, 2017

    Co-authors: Val Markovic and Vivek Nelamangala   Serving a feed of relevant, personalized content to 500 million members is a massive undertaking. Accordingly, our feed infrastructure is constantly evolving to take advantage of new relevance models, new features, and more efficient ways of scaling our infrastructure. In this post, we describe the Activity Graph,...

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    Getting to Know Shawn Zandi

    June 9, 2017

    LinkedIn wouldn't be the company it is today without the engineers who built it. We have no shortage of talented individuals in technical roles across the company. They are the ones who create, build, and maintain our platform, tools, and features—as well as write posts for this blog. In this series, we feature some of the people and personalities that make...

  • analyticsinterns1

    Interning with LinkedIn’s Analytics Team

    June 7, 2017

    Analytics is the discovery, interpretation, and communication of actionable insights from big data. At LinkedIn, we have a...

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    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...

  • 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....