LinkedIn Architecture

LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site in the world. LinkedIn employees presented two sessions about their server architecture at JavaOne 2008. This post contains a summary of these presentations.

Key topics include:

  • Up-to-date statistics about the LinkedIn user base and activity level

  • The evolution of the LinkedIn architecture, from 2003 to 2008

  • "The Cloud", the specialized server that maintains the LinkedIn network graph

  • Their communication architecture