Facebook Develops Tools to Keep Up with Monster Monitoring Tasks

When Facebook engineers faced a monumental monitoring problem, they went to work on it themselves and developed a custom tool to help them sift through all the monstrous data store.

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There are Real People Behind Those Numbers

The nuts and bolts of web site monitoring is a numbers game. You watch the numbers go up and down and if you’re within a certain range, you feel pretty good about yourself. Am I right? But there’s more to it than just pure numbers because behind those numbers are real people who are coming to your web site and trying to achieve some goal, whether that’s buying sneakers or a cell phone or finding your product knowledge base to answer a question. Whatever the reason for the visit, everyone who comes to your web site wants to get in, get out and move on to their next task....

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You Have To Dig Deeper into The Data

It’s easy to get lost in aggregate numbers and not think about the underlying users those numbers represent.

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