Twitter Copes With 1B Queries Thanks To Upgrade

With online social networking site “Twitter” becoming increasingly popular by the day, it has now announced news of an upgrade, in the hope of handling “faster” daily queries. Currently, Twitter sees an astonishing 1 billion queries each and every day.

According to Chloe at PCMag, the new implementation has been in the pipeline for at least six months, but it’s only in the last few weeks that the networking site has put the changes into place. Up until recently, Twitter was being powered by “Summize”, a search engine that had been used for the last 3 years. With the increase in traffic to the site, figures to Twitter are now in the region of 1,000 tweets per second equating to 12,000 queries per second, therefore totalling 1 billion queries a day. It has been said, that the old technology could not handle the increase.

The micro-blogging service is now being powered on “Lucene”, a search engine library created in Java, giving an improved timing in the posting of a tweet and the time shown up in the search.

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