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The Distributed Database Behind Twitter

Mehrdad Nurolahzade
Platform Engineer,

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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