Boston Networking @Scale 2016

Scaling Facebook Live

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Facebook Live enables people to share their experiences and perspectives in real time with those who matter to them — whether they’re someone who wants to broadcast to friends and family, or a public figure who wants to connect with fans around the world. Federico presents the unique challenges of Live traffic, with its sudden and massive bursts in throughput, and then will cover how Facebook addressed challenges like the thundering herd problem (using request coalescing), anticipating the sudden throughput increases (with predictive cubic splines), and optimizing the end-to-end latency to improve the experience of interactive live videos.

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