Building large data applications can present a unique set of technical challenges because things that often work well in the conventional development environment can become incredibly arduous or expensive when applied on a much bigger scale. This talk will cover some of those challenges and potential solutions for each.
In November, Facebook launched a new version of Messages that combines chat, SMS, email, and Messages into a real-time conversation. Facebook relies on Apache HBase, a NoSQL-style database, for storing this real-time message data. This talk will elaborate on our decision process, system configuration, scaling issues, and advantages gained by choosing Open Source.