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LinkedIn Kafka

This article is part 2 in a series about LinkedIn’s data journey. You can read the first part of LinkedIn’s data infrastructure here.  It requires repeating that LinkedIn is a

LinkedIn Data Infrastructure

LinkedIn has become a staple for the modern professional, whether it’s used for searching for a new job, reading industry news, or keeping up with professional connections.  As a

The Rise of Platform Engineering

The rise of microservices, container orchestration, and the like have introduced novel engineering challenges. Platform engineering teams have formed at a number of organizations to

What is a Layer 2 Cloud Provider?

The rise of “cloud infrastructure” has presented a dilemma for developers: what is the appropriate level of complexity for a cloud provider to handle? In the last decade, the options

What’s Behind the Rise of “Challenger Banks”?

Introduction This Monday, Visa announced a plan to buy fintech startup Plaid at a valuation of $5.3 billion. For a company that, in essence, builds intermediary APIs as a platform for