The Twitter Engineering Blog

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

Results from Engineering for: June 2014

TSAR, a TimeSeries AggregatoR

Twitter is a global real-time communications platform that processes many billions of events every day. Aggregating these events in real time presents a massive challenge of scale. Classic time-series applications include site traffic, service health, and user engagement monitoring; these are increasingly complemented by a range of analytics products and features such as Tweet activity, Followers, and Twitter Cards that surface aggregated time-series data directly to end users, publishers, and advertisers.