Engineers build Quora from the ground up, from backend infrastructure to ranking algorithms to frontend abstractions, in order to achieve our mission.
As Quora has continued to grow, we've continued to invest in the scalability of our infrastructure. Caching is a key component of our architecture, and we use Memcached as our primary store to cache results from slower, persistent databases.
While data stores like MySQL, HBase, and Redis offer a v...(more)
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In order to build a high-quality knowledge base, it's important that we ensure each unique question exists on Quora only once. Writers shouldn't have to write the same answer to multiple versions of the same question, and readers should be ab...