Processing Firefox Crash Reports With Python

A session at PyCodeConf 2011

Thursday 6th October, 2011

3:00pm to 3:30pm (EST)

Every day, Mozilla collects three million Firefox crash reports from around the world. The data in these reports drives the bug-fixing priorities of Firefox engineers, and is critical to understanding the stability of our platform. In this case study, I'll describe the challenges we've faced and the architecture and infrastructure we use to process, store, and analyze approximately 110TB of crash reports using Python, with Hadoop, PostgreSQL, and a few other things thrown in for good measure.

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Laura Thomson

Engineering manager at Mozilla; lives on farm with horses; author of tech books and as-yet unpublished urban fantasy novels; mum of toddler. Also: Australian. bio from Twitter

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Time 3:00pm3:30pm EST

Date Thu 6th October 2011

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