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30Jan/14Off

Facebook going in strong with Vertica

TechOps Guy: Nate

Came across this job post yesterday, thought it was interesting, somewhat on the heels of Facebook becoming a Vertica customer.

I still find it interesting at least given Facebook's history of in house solutions.

From the job posting

Do you like working with massive MPP databases? Are you interested in building one of the largest MPP data warehouses in the world? If yes, we want to talk to you. Facebook is seeking a Database Engineer to join the IT Engineering Infrastructure team to build the largest Vertica data warehouse in the world.

19Dec/13Off

Facebook deploying HP Vertica

TechOps Guy: Nate

I found this interesting. Facebook - a company that designs their own servers(in custom racks no less), writes their own software, does fancy stuff in PHP to make it scale, is a big user of Hadoop, massive horizontal scaling of sharded MySQL systems, and has developed an exabyte scale query engine -  is going to be deploying HP Vertica as part of their big data infrastructure.

Apparently announced at HP Discover

“Data is incredibly important: it provides the opportunity to create new product enhancements, business insights, and a significant competitive advantage by leveraging the assets companies already have. At Facebook, we move incredibly fast. It’s important for us to be able to handle massive amounts of data in a respectful way without compromising speed, which is why HP Vertica is such a perfect fit.”

Not much else to report on, just thought it was interesting given all the stuff Facebook tries to do on it's own.