Engineering Blog

Engineering

Learn from our challenges and triumphs as our talented engineering team offers insights for discussion and sharing.

Scientific Research Advising

LiveRamp has been building a data science team to explore the massive and complex data sets that compose our Identity Graph. (For more information about what we’re doing on the team check out our data scientist job posting.) In building this team, I’ve had to clarify my philosophy for how to manage scientists working ...

Hackweek XL

LiveRamp started the new year off strong by hosting Hackweek XL. Besides being the most aesthetically pleasing roman numerals we’ve had in years, our 40th Hackweek was our biggest yet. As we’ve recently surpassed 300 employees, one of our priorities was to make sure that all LiveRampers felt included and able to participate in ...

AWS Infrastructure as Code

For several years LiveRamp has operated applications in AWS with a combination of cloudformation stacks, bash/python scripts, and clicking around the management console. While these methods can work in some cases, it did not work for us in the long run -- especially if we ever needed to recreate an entire VPC, configuration management ...

Running Hank on AWS

A key piece of LiveRamp’s data-distribution infrastructure has always been our open-source key-value data store Hank.   Hank powers a number of key applications at LiveRamp which require real-time data lookups. These include requests to our pixel servers for identifier syncing, client-side data distribution, and our real-time data pipelines.  Over the past few months, we ...

LiveRamp Meets Arbor

LiveRamp recently acquired Arbor and Circulate. The Arbor Team visited the SF LiveRamp offices for three days last week. There are so many films that explore a protagonist interacting with his or her younger self. To say that meeting the Arbor team was essentially Back to the Future would be mildly disingenuous, but it certainly ...

Hackweek XXXVIII Recap

  Hackweek is always a special time at LiveRamp, but an additional Thursday and Friday of hacking made this Hackweek 40% more special than ever before. A long form Hackweek meant LiveRampers could pursue projects with larger scale and greater complexity, from infrastructure improvements to analytical tools to investments in company culture. As Hackweek has matured into ...