Facebook Working on Real-Time Analytics Dashboard
Facebook is working a new dashboard for developers to gain better insights about their Facebook applications, it was revealed during a Tech Talk at the company’s Seattle office this week. The old analytics dashboard often contains data that is no more recent than 48 hours. The new analytics dashboard will be real-time. The data will be anonymous – people won’t be able to find out WHO is looking at what, just how popular different items are.
Facebook is building the solution with the MapReduce database HBase. The Tech Talk goes into more technical detail about how the solution was built and scaled.