LinkedIn Patent Applications

AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AND MANAGING ANOMALIES IN STATISTICAL MODELS

Granted: April 4, 2019
Application Number: 20190102361
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing the execution of a statistical model. During operation, the system tracks a distribution of one or more metrics related to a performance of a first version of a statistical model. When a deviation in the distribution is detected, the system outputs an alert of an anomaly in the performance of the statistical model. The system also triggers a rollback to a second version of the statistical model.

AUTOMATIC RAMP-UP OF CONTROLLED EXPERIMENTS

Granted: March 28, 2019
Application Number: 20190095828
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing an A/B test. During operation, the system calculates a first risk associated with ramping up exposure to a first A/B test by a first ramp amount. Next, the system uses a first sequential hypothesis test to compare the first risk with a first risk tolerance for the first A/B test. When the first sequential hypothesis test indicates that the first risk is within the first risk tolerance, the system automatically triggers a ramp-up of…

CENTRALIZED FEATURE MANAGEMENT, MONITORING AND ONBOARDING

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190079957
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of features for use by a set of statistical models. Next, the system generates a schema that includes a logical description of data represented by the features and a physical description related to generating and storing the features. The system then outputs the schema for use in managing and sharing the features across the statistical models. Finally, the system updates the…

AUTOMATIC FEATURE PROFILING AND ANOMALY DETECTION

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190079994
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of features for use with one or more statistical models. Next, the system generates feature profiling data containing a set of statistics for the set of features. The system then outputs the feature profiling data for use in characterizing a distribution of the features. Furthermore, the system updates the outputted feature profiling data based on a granularity associated with the…

DISCOVERING ADDRESS MOBILITY EVENTS USING DYNAMIC DOMAIN NAME SERVICES

Granted: March 14, 2019
Application Number: 20190081924
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for discovering address mobility events. Upon detecting a loss of data over a connection with a service at an Internet Protocol (IP) address, the system invalidates a domain name system (DNS) cache on the computer system without waiting for the connection to fail. Next, the system obtains, in response to the invalidated DNS cache, an updated DNS record for the service. The system then uses a new IP address in the updated DNS record to establish…

MODEL-BASED ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF RELATIONSHIPS

Granted: February 7, 2019
Application Number: 20190043063
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains an engagement metric correlated with successful usage of a product by a set of customers. Next, the system identifies a threshold for the engagement metric that represents a change in customer growth for the product. The system then uses the threshold and a value of the engagement metric for a customer to characterize a revenue quality of a customer with the product. Finally, the system…

DISTRIBUTED GRAPH DATABASE WRITES

Granted: January 24, 2019
Application Number: 20190026334
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes a set of processes for maintaining the graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. When a write query of the graph database is received, the system uses one or more of the processes to process the write query by using a schema of the graph database to…

AGGREGATING MEMBER FEATURES INTO COMPANY-LEVEL INSIGHTS FOR DATA ANALYTICS

Granted: January 17, 2019
Application Number: 20190019258
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains member features for members of a social network, wherein the member features include a company. The system also obtains a definition of a member segment, wherein the definition includes one or more of the member features. Next, the system identifies a subset of the members for inclusion in the member segment using the one or more of the member features. The system then aggregates the…

TUNABLE, EFFICIENT MONITORING OF CAPACITY USAGE IN DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEMS

Granted: December 27, 2018
Application Number: 20180373615
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for monitoring resource usage statistics. During operation, the system obtains a set of expiration times associated with usage of the resource. Next, the system selects a first limit to a number of time slots for use in calculating usage statistics for the resource based on a memory efficiency associated with calculating the usage statistics for the resource. The system then populates, up to the first limit, a set of time slots after a current…

FLEXIBLE CHASSIS FOR INSTALLING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN A RACK

Granted: December 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180368277
A flexible architecture for installing electronic equipment in a data center rack is provided, in the form of a virtual chassis. The virtual chassis simultaneously accepts multiple types of equipment items (e.g., computing devices, storage devices, communication devices) and/or multiple versions of a given type of equipment item, by altering the physical configuration of the chassis. As a result, cells or spaces of multiple different form-factors may be defined for receiving the…

PROCESSING AGGREGATE QUERIES IN A GRAPH DATABASE

Granted: December 13, 2018
Application Number: 20180357278
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes one or more processes for providing the graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. Next, the system obtains, from the query, an aggregation by a first attribute and a grouping by a second attribute. The system then uses the second attribute to…

FUNCTIONAL EQUIVALENCE OF TUPLES AND EDGES IN GRAPH DATABASES

Granted: December 13, 2018
Application Number: 20180357328
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes a set of processes for processing queries of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, edges between pairs of nodes, and a set of predicates. Next, the system obtains a first query containing a first tuple and a second query containing a first subset of edges. The system transforms the first tuple into a second subset of edges…

SUPPORTING TUPLES IN LOG-BASED REPRESENTATIONS OF GRAPH DATABASES

Granted: December 13, 2018
Application Number: 20180357329
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes a set of processes for processing queries of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. When a query of the graph database is received, the system obtains, from the query, a compound comprising a compound type and a set of identity-giving nodes.…

COMPOUND INDEXES FOR GRAPH DATABASES

Granted: December 13, 2018
Application Number: 20180357330
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes a set of processes for processing queries of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. When a query of the graph database is received, the system performs a lookup of a hash map to obtain one or more offsets into a compound store for the graph…

CENTRALIZED FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT SYSTEM

Granted: December 6, 2018
Application Number: 20180349179
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing deployment of a software product. During operation, the system obtains a current state and a set of steps in a deployment workflow for the product. Upon receiving a request to deploy the product in a next step following the current state in the deployment workflow, the system identifies a deployment window containing a start time and an end time in a deployment schedule for the product. When the deployment window is open, the system…

EDGE STORE COMPRESSION IN GRAPH DATABASES

Granted: December 6, 2018
Application Number: 20180349443
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing and storing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of records sorted by a first integer value, with each record containing the first integer value and one or more additional integer values. The system sets, for each integer value in each record, a delta encoding bit that indicates whether the integer value is delta encoded with respect to at least one other integer value in the records. Next, the system uses a delta…

ESCALATION-COMPATIBLE PROCESSING FLOWS FOR ANTI-ABUSE INFRASTRUCTURES

Granted: December 6, 2018
Application Number: 20180349606
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing user actions with a service. During operation, the system uses a statistical model to obtain a first metric associated with a user action received by a service. Next, the system applies a set of static decisions to the metric and one or more attributes of the user action to determine a first response to the user action. The system then uses a set of dynamic rules to produce a first modification to the first response. Finally, the…

SEGMENTING CUSTOMERS OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

Granted: October 18, 2018
Application Number: 20180300755
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of features associated with a customer, wherein the set of features includes profile data from an online professional network and one or more standardized features related to a role of the customer. Next, the system applies a set of whitelists and a set of blacklists to the features to identify a market segment for the customer. The system then uses the market segment to generate…

MODELING CUSTOMER ACQUISITION PROPENSITIES FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

Granted: October 18, 2018
Application Number: 20180300764
The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of features associated with a customer, wherein the set of features includes profile data from an online professional network. Next, the system uses a statistical model and the features to predict a likelihood of acquiring the customer for an educational technology product. The system then uses the likelihood to generate output for use in targeting the customer with the educational…

AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT OF SERVICE INSTANCES

Granted: October 11, 2018
Application Number: 20180295044
A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for automatically managing a collection of service instances. A selected or random instance of the service isredline-tested to determine a maximum level of sustained and stable performance (e.g., a maximum or approximate maximum load or throughput of the service instance). This redline value may represent a highest service request rate (e.g., in queries per second or qps) that should be delivered to some or all instances of the service. An…