Thursday, October 7, 2010

1 Billion Queries per day on Twitter

If Twitter were like an old-style McDonald’s, the sign outside would have changed to “1 Billion Queries Served” today. And to keep serving up those queries to humans and machines alike, Twitter is now using a new underlying search technology.
The news was announced in a post on Twitter’s Engineering blog today. Let’s take the technical change first, then get into the fun numbers.