Engineers build Quora from the ground up, from backend infrastructure to ranking algorithms to frontend abstractions, in order to achieve our mission.
Quora recently hosted a workshop on using machine learning to combat spam, harassment, and sock puppets in online communities. While human reporting and traditional moderation solutions play a key role in safeguarding shared spaces, ML needs to do the heavy lifting once platforms reach a massive ...(more)
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)