Quora's mission is to share and grow the world's knowledge, and we're committed to making sure Quora is a knowledge repository that will be around forever. To this end, we perform daily backups of all of our ground-truth datastores—MySQL, HBase, Redis, and feed services—and replicate them to mult...(more)
Hundreds of millions of people use Quora to discover high-quality answers to questions important to them. The quality of our content and the civility of our community are two important factors that make Quora special. We want to maintain that quality even as billions of people start using Quora.
Recommendation algorithms based on machine learning play an important role in many real-world applications. At Quora, matrix factorization models for recommendations have allowed us to provide an even more engaging experience to our users by finding person...(more)