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The Ent Framework: Meta’s Object-Relational Mapping

When you think about Meta’s family of apps, what comes to mind?

Maybe the over 6 thousand photos and videos created per second on Instagram, the 5 trillion photos on Facebook, or the 60 million group posts loaded each second.

It’s challenging to manage all of the associated databases, schemas, queries and constraints at scale like ours. How do we keep this data consistent? How do we handle who can access or read this data in different contexts with different roles and permissions? How do we make it so engineers across teams can easily understand and onboard to another team’s database model?

These challenges are why Meta created the Ent Framework, our Object-Relational Mapping layer. The Ent Framework simplifies development for tens of thousands of engineers by automating and simplifying how they integrate with multitudes of different storage systems. Learn about how Meta keeps databases more secure, code less repetitive and the family of apps more robust via the Ent Framework.

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