16 April 2014

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 1 year ago.
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This is an all time favorite post. Even though I've seen this video a hundred times I still can't help but laugh...

This is so funny I laughed until I cried! Definitely NSFW. OMG it's hilarious, but it's also not a bad overview of the issues. Especially loved: You read the latest post on HighScalability.com and think you are a f*cking Google and architect and parrot slogans like Web Scale and Sharding but you have no idea what the f*ck you are talking about . There are so many more gems like that.

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On paperplanes 2 years ago.
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…millions of trades per second. Other than your typical architecture description on highscalability.com , this is one has a lot of great information.

ZooKeeper

A paper on ZooKeeper , a system for coordinating process in distributed systems. This is a surprisingly good read, and it also outlines several use cases for ZooKeeper.

The Lean Startup

People raved about this book, and it was recommended to me from several folks. After reading it, I'm …

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By Patrick Moran of New Relic 2 years ago.
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…additional context on our archetecture, I am linking to an (now old!) article written in highscalability.com that talks a bit about our architecture . Humorously we've doubled in size since that post.

A big thanks goes out to all of these vendors and tool makers. Without you, we wouldn't be nearly as successful. More important, you make tools that make our workdays a little bit easier. (If we forgot some, we'll update this from time to time!)

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 2 years ago.
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@ pavlobaron : @old_sound if this site isn't on highscalability.com , I won't open it

@ nzmrmn : Words I hate: moist, "sinfully decadent," facilitator, dopesauce, deliverables, accountability, coolio, "ping me," scalability.

@ anggriawan : Mark Callaghan ( Facebook Engineer): "You can tune # MySQL to perform very fast per node if you know what you're doing."

Jesper Nordenberg : Java is good at hiding …

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…impressive . Yes, it comes with some limitations (there's a decent write-up on highscalability.com that explains more), but that is still nothing to sneeze at.

Here are some more disclaimers and details, and I'll try to anticipate some questions:

Percona has no plans to provide services for VoltDB. We're focused on MySQL software and services.

I am not a VoltDB expert. I have some understanding of VoltDB in general, and of distributed systems in general. …

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On Axon Flux // A Ruby on Rails Blog over 3 years ago.
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…second: 13M peak

Rows changed per second: 3.5M peak

InnoDB disk ops per second: 5.2M peak

via highscalability.com

This looks to be a must-see tech talk for anyone on the scaling / infrastructure side of the web.

Watch live streaming video from facebookevents at livestream.com

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On Axon Flux // A Ruby on Rails Blog almost 4 years ago.
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via highscalability.com

I was fascinated by this account of launching an election counter in 12 hours on Facebook's main interface, all enabled through Scribe. It was done by one engineer and just a couple of designers.

How funny is it to think that this election counter is really just script that greps of a tail of logs from Scribe?

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 3 years ago.
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…ops/sec against my 2-node # Membase cluster... zazooom # nosql

turbofunctor : The root of many (horizontal) scalability problems is an application level access to a writable filesystem. (Thus, # appengine.)

gwenshap : highscalability.com is like Vogue for IT operations. Map-reduce is so last season.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability over 3 years ago.
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…isn't easy without any prior experience. Nowadays you have plenty of websites like highscalability.com to get some inspiration, but unfortunately there is no solution that fits all websites and needs. You still have to think on your own to find a concept that works for your requirements. So did I.

A few years ago, my bosses came to me and said "We've got a new project for you. It's the relaunch of a website that has already 1 million users a month. You have to build …

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