Facebook announced last November that it would open-source interactive query system Presto, and now cloud big data platform provider Qubole is taking the next step, announcing the release of its Presto-as-a-Service Alpha Program via Amazon Web Services.
“Twitter owns social TV. Facebook is trying to get there.” Joseph Pigato, managing director of customer-engagement firm Sparked, spoke those words Wednesday during a panel at mediabistro’s Inside Social Marketing conference in New York, “What We Can Learn from TV’s Top Social Campaigns,” where he was joined by Sesame Workshop Director of New Media Communication Daniel N. Lewis and moderator Natan Edelsburg, vice president of Sawhorse Media and writer for mediabistro’s Lost Remote blog.
Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its RocksDB embeddable, persistent key-value store, which enables fast storage and global, real-time data fetching of the social network’s massive cache of user data.
Frank Frankovsky, vice president of hardware design and supply chain operations at Facebook and chairman and president of the Open Compute Project, touted the progress made thus far by the Facebook-launched data-storage initiative on the networking-hardware front in a post on the Open Compute Project blog.
Facebook offered some insight into how it handles the more than 300 petabytes of data it stores for its 1.19 billion monthly active users, providing some details on Presto, an interactive query system it created and is open-sourcing, in a note on the Facebook Engineering page.
Facebook wants to know even more about its users than it already does, and an eight-employee group referred to within the company as the AI (artificial intelligence) team is quietly working on incorporating deep learning technology, which uses simulated networks of brain cells to process data, MIT Technology Review reported.
Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung Form Internet.org, Aim To Connect The Two-Thirds Of The World’s Population Without Web Access
“To make the world more open and connected” has been the mission statement of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg from day one, but how can the social network and other companies and organizations be “open and connected” with the nearly two-thirds of the world’s population that still doesn’t have access to the Internet? Global partnership Internet.org — formed by Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung — aims to answer that question.
Facebook Engineer Lars Backstrom Responds To BuzzFeed Post On Why Users Don’t Know How Many Friends Have Seen Their Posts
“The Number Facebook Doesn’t Want You to See,” a post on BuzzFeed last Thursday claiming that Facebook intentionally withholds data on how many friends of users see their posts, drew a quick rebuttal Sunday from Facebook Engineer Lars Backstrom.