Facebook Ads and HDFS Integration
About Facebook Ads
Facebook Ads provides you with a variety of good data for focusing your marketing pursuits, both on Facebook Ads and elsewhere. Because Facebook has access to so much user information, it is able to pull a deep amount of demographical data, which includes concrete facts like age and location, but also more elusive data like personal interests, content history, and social links. As an advertiser, you can choose whether to have Facebook build an audience for you (based on the customers you already know you have) or to choose an audience yourself manually, and then Facebook can take those audiences and match them with similar groups to create what they call a Lookalike Audience. With so much relying on having a full view of your audience demographics, it’s extremely useful that Facebook Ads provides you with that valuable advertising data, but this also means that your success on Facebook Ads can greatly benefit from a better understanding of what your company’s audience is to begin with.
HDFS is a Java-based file system that provides scalable and reliable data storage, and it was designed to span large clusters of commodity servers. HDFS has demonstrated production scalability of up to 200 PB of storage and a single cluster of 4500 servers, supporting close to a billion files and blocks.