The Twitter Engineering Blog

Information from Twitter's engineering team about our technology, tools and events.

SuperRoot: Launching a High-SLA Production Service at Twitter

Our search infrastructure team is building Omnisearch, a new information retrieval system to power the next generation of relevance-based, personalized products. We recently launched SuperRoot, the first major architectural component of Omnisearch. In this blog post, we detail the path to building and launching a high-SLA production system at Twitter. Read more...

Discovery and Consumption of Analytics Data at Twitter

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Details about how data engineers and scientists discover and consume analytics data at Twitter.

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Bug Bounty, 2 years in

Security on a global platform like Twitter is a 24/7 job – we are constantly evolving to respond to new threats and attacks against our users and our systems. In order to stay ahead of the game we staff dedicated account-, network-, enterprise-, corporate-, and application-security teams, as well as an incident detection and response team.

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Open Sourcing Twitter Heron

We’re open sourcing Heron, our real-time stream processing engine which has been powering all of Twitter’s real-time analytics for over two years.

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Manhattan software deployments: how we deploy Twitter’s large scale distributed database

We elaborate on the challenges involved in conducting software deployments for our distributed database and share our approach to solving them.

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Introducing Omnisearch

Our search infrastructure team is building a new information retrieval system to power the next generation of relevance-based, personalized products.

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The release of Pants 1.0

After five years of development, open source project Pants 1.0.0 is here and we can’t wait for you to check it out.

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Overview of the Twitter Cloud Platform: Compute

We recently held a meetup event called #compute where our engineers spoke about how we build and operate the Twitter Cloud Platform: Compute at scale

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Twitter goes to #NSBE42

A summary of Twitter’s time at the National Society of Black Engineers 42nd Annual Convention in Boston.

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Resilient ad serving at Twitter-scale

“Adaptive quality factor” is a technique used to make the ad server resilient and scalable, and at the same time achieve revenue optimality.

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