Category Archives: Data Infrastructure and Services

Platforms, frameworks, services, best practices, etc. for managing Big Data at eBay

A Glimpse into Experimentation Reporting at eBay

  Around 1500 A/B tests are performed on eBay across different sites and devices on a yearly basis. Experimentation forms a key business process at eBay and plays an important role in the continual improvement of business performance through the optimization of the user experience. Different data insights from these tests enable users to answer
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The Sprinting Pachyderm: Improving Runtime Performance of Your Big Data Application

  Disclaimer: No elephants were harmed while writing this blog post! Big Data applications have become ubiquitous in software development. With treasure troves of data being collected by companies, there is always a need to derive business sense from the data quickly or risk losing their temporal context. Companies typically enable the quick pace by
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embedded-druid: Leveraging Druid Capabilities in Stand-alone Applications

Co-authors:  Ramachandran Ramesh, Mahesh Somani, and Sankar Venkatraman The eBay Cloud Platform team is happy to announce the open-source project embedded-druid, which aims to provide Druid capability for a reasonably small amount of data without involving the complexity of multi-node setup. That is, embedded-druid is Druid but with a single JVM process. Background Druid is
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