Facebook’s New Realtime Analytics System: HBase To Process 20 Billion Events Per Day

Facebook did it again. They’ve built another system capable of doing something useful with ginormous streams of realtime data. Last time we saw Facebook release their New Real-Time Messaging System: HBase To Store 135+ Billion Messages A Month. This time it’s a realtime analytics system handling over 20 billion events per day (200,000 events per second) with a lag of less than 30 seconds.

Alex Himel, Engineering Manager at Facebook, explains what they’ve built (video) and the scale required: