Engineering Blog

Engineering

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

Growing A/V for a Start Up Pt 1

When I first joined LiveRamp as a “You Can Do IT” Support Technician, I didn’t have a lot of in-depth knowledge of Audio/Visual Systems and how to build, support or diagnose effectively. I originally came from a computer hardware and software background with a focus on customer service and troubleshooting methodology. A lot of ...

Upgrading Cloudera Hadoop

Why Upgrade?

LiveRamp has relied heavily on MapReduce for our big-data computation since 2009.  However, the Hadoop ecosystem has grown and matured dramatically over the past 5 years, and one of the big changes has been the shift from MapReduce-centric MRv1 to MRv2 -- Hadoop YARN. YARN separates the resource allocation layer of a Hadoop cluster ...