Why Facebook Uses Apache Hadoop and HBase

“Dhruba Borthakur, a Hadoop Engineer at Facebook, has published part of a paper he co-authored with several of his engineering co-workers on Apache Hadoop. The first part of the paper explains Facebook’s requirements and non-requirements for a data store for its revamped Facebook Messages application and the reasons it chose Apache Hadoop to power it. The paper will be published at SIGMOD 2011.”