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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

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Twitter Welcomes its New Search Engine

Written on October 07, 2010 by B Waldorf

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The invasion of social media is unstoppable. Twitter came up with its veru own Search Engine. Discover how this thing works.

I was awoken by Twitter’s new and outstanding architectural framework. In layman’s term, I’m referring to the all new Twitter. The micrblogging site unveiled its Twitter Search.

Twitter is definitely experiencing many upgrades these days. It scales 100% better than the old one, more tweets per second and a lot more improvements. And no, Twitter is no longer under Summize. The 2008 acquisition has long been expired. The search architecture is no longer MySQL based. Six months ago, Twitter decided to make the switch to Lucene, a 10-year-old open-source information retrieval software.

“We rewrote big parts of the core in-memory data structures,” said Busch. “Especially the posting lists, while still supporting Lucene’s standard APIs. The team also improved garbage collection, added lock-free data structures and algorithms and a few other niceties.”

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