Maosong Fu



Maosong Fu is the technical lead for ​Heron and ​Real Time Analytics at Twitter. He ​is the author of ​few publications in distributed area​ and has a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and bachelor's from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Twitter Heron In Practice

Twitter generates millions of events per second. It is a huge challenge to analyze these events in real time. Twitter designed and deployed a new streaming system called Heron. Heron has been in production since mid 2014 and is widely used for diverse use cases by several teams. In this talk, I will describe Heron in detail, in depth discussion of the demand of real time analyzing with a couple of use cases and share our operating experiences and challenges of running Heron at scale.

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