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The Distributed Database Behind Twitter

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Mehrdad Nurolahzade
Platform Engineer,
Twitter

Twitter is giving hundreds of millions of people around the world the power to create and share ideas and information instantly without barriers. Operating such a service requires a global database system that can serve millions of queries per second, with extremely low latency in a real-time environment. In this talk we will look at Twitter's distributed database journey from MySQL to Cassandra to Manhattan; what led Twitter to build its own NoSQL database to meet the unique requirements of serving the public conversations; and what challenges are reshaping the future of distributed databases at Twitter.

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