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Why eHarmony is rebuilding itself atop Hadoop and (probably) OpenStack


Dating site [company]eHarmony[/company] continues to grow, processing more matches more quickly for more users, and now the company’s technological foundation is finally growing along with it. OpenStack, Hadoop, Spark, Docker — eHarmony CTO Thod Nguyen says the company is looking at all of them as it tries to evolve into a company that’s able to innovate on the IT front as well as the dimensions-of-compatibility front.

The overhaul began in 2013 and should be complete by the end of 2015, Nguyen told me in a recent interview. A big part of it is turning eHarmony’s existing virtualization-centric data center into a private cloud environment, mostly likely running the open source [company]OpenStack[/company] cloud software. That will give the company more flexibility in terms of scaling and provisioning the infrastructure, including virtual servers and storage, that power its website and mobile app.

Installed on top of [company]Cisco[/company] UCS blade servers (servers have quietly…

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