Scaling big data mining infrastructure: the twitter experience

@article{Lin2013ScalingBD,
  title={Scaling big data mining infrastructure: the twitter experience},
  author={Jimmy J. Lin and Dmitriy V. Ryaboy},
  journal={SIGKDD Explor.},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={6-19}
}
The analytics platform at Twitter has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years in terms of size, complexity, number of users, and variety of use cases. In this paper, we discuss the evolution of our infrastructure and the development of capabilities for data mining on "big data". One important lesson is that successful big data mining in practice is about much more than what most academics would consider data mining: life "in the trenches" is occupied by much preparatory work that… 

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