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Twitter Tech Talk

Event Type
University of Illinois, Department of Computer Science
2405 Siebel Center
Feb 27, 2014   5:30 pm  
Originating Calendar
Computer Science Corporate Visits

Speaker Background:

Sanjeev Kulkarni

Sanjeev Kulkarni is a senior software engineer working on next

generation streaming technologies required by the growing real-time

needs of Twitter. Before Twitter he was the VP Engineering at

Locomatix, Inc, where he oversaw the building of Locomatix engine -

a high-performance real-time streaming engine that users could

access using SQL.

Siddharth Taneja

Sid is a senior engineer working on next generation streaming

solutions that fit Twitter's ever-growing requirements. Before Twitter

he worked at PacketDesign designing network protocols.


Twitter is all about real time - real time conversations, real time

trends, real time search and real time content dissemination. Twitter

has invested in a massive data pipeline that collects, aggregates,

processes large volumes of data in real time. At the heart of the

pipeline is Twitter Storm, a real-time stream processing engine.

In this talk, we will give an overview of real time analytics, discuss the

twitter real time data pipeline and how Storm is used for extracting

analytics. We will also discuss the challenges we faced and lessons

we have learned while building this infrastructure at Twitter.

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