How Google uses Go (1 Viewer)

Uncle Gizmo

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Jul 9, 2003
Case studies: How Google uses Go

Here’s a look at three projects powered by Go at Google—replacing a monolithic indexing pipeline that supports Google Search with a more flexible system of microservices written in Go; the Chrome Optimization Guide for mobile users, written in Go; and migrating Firebase’s backend servers from Node.js to Go for easy concurrency and efficient execution


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Mar 14, 2017
Interesting! At the previous company I worked for, a large bank, one of the SQL Server projects I was assigned to was a small component of the much larger project to retire "GSA" - google search appliance, which was being retired from Google's offerings. It was an actual box, from Google I guess, that had been used for years as the backbone of the process that rendered quick information to Bankers who were on the phone or at a counter window serving a customer.

I was amazed that just that one, TINY aspect of the company, and involving something I'd never heard of, generated a $120,000-budget project with at least 50 people involved. They assigned it to me because I was a Junior member of the team, and as a new person, they only trusted me with "small projects"--The search data flowing into our SQL repositories would "only" be about 150k records/day.
The intersection of Technology, Large Scale, and Bureaucracy!

I believe they replaced it with a product called MindBreeze. Now I've learned about Go, which sounds like the software-version of GSA? Fascinating.

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