24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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High Scalability

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By Sara of Heroku 5 months ago.
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…asynchronicity, task dispatch, event buffering, and process separation. But they are such basic components - the High Scalability blog likens them to an arch or beam in building design - that they should be built into architectures from the start.

Incorporating additional computing resources into your IT stack ensures you not only have immediate scalability at hand but also a robust mesh of response services that communicate over loose APIs. This allows you to swap out, modify, or upgrade individual …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 1 year ago.
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As a little trip down memory lane this was the first post on High Scalability, an unbelievable five years ago. The purpose of the site as laid out here has not really changed at all. The goal is to help people do their jobs better and I think more times than not that's what has happened...

We started High Scalability to help you build successful scalable websites. This site tries to bring together all the lore, art, science, practice, and experience of building scalable websites into …

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic over 1 year ago.
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High Scalability: It supports databases up to 20TB in size

What's It Good For?

Well, to say the least, Firebird is suitable for just about anything that most of the other databases are. Now no, it doesn't have exactly the same feature set, but if you look at this rather detailed comparison you'll get a good idea of how they all stack up. (You can also look at these slides on slideshare.net .)

In a nutshell, here are some great uses:

• You're …

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic almost 2 years ago.
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* High Scalability compiles a list of the top 20 performance bottlenecks .

* Sasha Goldstein describes how to fit time for performance in the software development lifecycle.

* Steve Sounders explains why you should start creating your mobile presence as a web presence .

* John Allspaw, VP of Operation at Etsy, has some interesting insights into how good DevOps keeps you shipping your product .

* Patrick Debois, co-author …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 years ago.
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I owe High Scalability a great deal of credit for the idea behind my latest software project. I was reading about how an older tool I helped create, Func, was used at Tumblr , and it kicked some ideas into gear. This article is about what happened from that idea.

My observation, which the article reinforced, was that many shops end up using a configuration management tool ( Puppet, Chef, cfengine), a separate deployment tool ( Capistrano, Fabric) and yet another separate ad-hoc …

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2.1 High Scalability

Ability to add nodes incrementally to support more users and data

Achieved via partitioning

Increasing number of nodes should not result in a diminishing return beyond a threshold

2.2 High Availability

No single point of failure

Data should be available even as some nodes go down

Achieved via replication since data is duplicated

Also achieved via partitioning since at least some data continues to be available

2.3 High Performance

Operations …

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By Leigh Shevchik of New Relic 2 years ago.
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* High Scalability describes the architecture behind Instagram.

* Steve Sounders explains the techniques he used to improve the performance of the HTTP Archive.

* In this interesting post, find out why the Twitter engineering team has decided to open source their MySQL work .

* The Dodgy Coder shares lessons in scalability he's learned from Google, YouTube, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and Instagram.

* Trevor Parsons…

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 2 years ago.
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…juokaz : doesn't always use dating sites, but when he does, he finds out about them on High Scalability http://bit.ly/xYfBmq. True story

@ niclashulting : The Yahoo! homepage is updated 45,000 times every five minutes." A content strategy is vital.

Google's Data Center Engineer Shares Secrets of ‘ Warehouse' Computing . Cade Metz interviews Google's guru of the datacenter, Luiz André Barroso: delivering good Internet

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By newrelicblog of New Relic over 2 years ago.
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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability almost 3 years ago.
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…running an intensive one-day MySQL conference in New York City on May 26th. High Scalability readers save $ 50 with the code PLNY-HiSc . Learn more and register at percona.com/live/ .

CouchDB Developer Training coming to Washington, D.C., Portland, San Francisco and Chicago! Membase Server Ops Training coming to New York City and San Francisco!

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