Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Google I/O to world: Just try to keep up with us. You can't. But go ahead and try.na na na nah...
17 billion : Google Cloud Messaging messages per day with 60ms latency; 1B page views : 500px; 121 billion : edge graph using ; 4 billion hours : hours watched on Netflix per quarter; 4.5 trillion : transactions per month
@ davidpav : "This is what Netflix does - after each deployment creates for faster scaling up"
@ franzgranlund : Rewrote my little batch-processing application using # . 20% performance increase just like that - and now it is easier to scale.
@ marshray : , that's kind of dismal. Perhaps we need a new term: "eventual scalability"
@ : @ rbranson: @ cscotta load average is the worst thing …
Netflix recently open sourced a project called Hystrix :
Hystrix is a latency and fault tolerance library designed to isolate points of access to remote systems, services and 3rd party libraries, stop cascading failure and enable resilience in complex distributed systems where failure is inevitable.
Specifically, Netflix talk about how they make this happen:
How does Hystrix accomplish this?
Wrap all calls to external systems (dependencies) in a HystrixCommand object …
…and the bulkhead pattern introduced in this book now being popularized by Netflix, who openly write about their experiences implementing it .
Why? Because it attracts engineering talent.
If you're looking for a job, which company would …
…passion for teaching. Our real competition is cat videos on YouTube, streaming movies on Netflix, tweets on Twitter, status updates on Facebook, and all the other things that take your attention away from programming. With that in mind, my efforts become focused on developing courses that are so engaging and rewarding that you decide to turn your full attention away from other activities and spend what leisure time you do have on improving your programming craft.
…another major outage , one that shut down the likes of , Netflix, . This outage knocked out and — tools we depend on to get our jobs done and help our own customers.
We understand outages happen. What we don't understand is why you aren't more upfront with your customers about it. After all, the last timewent down, your status board showed all green except for a tiny icon that indicated something might actually be amiss …
…Deconstructing Recommender Systems: How . and Netflix predict your preferences and prod you to purchase
§ Kent Beck :
first you learn the value of abstraction, then you learn the cost of abstraction, then you're ready to engineer
Odd historical discovery:
Reenactment of the Massacre at Wounded Knee by Buffalo Bill - When you read about examples like this, you realize that we've come a long way as a society. This early film was banned in 1906 for portraying in a sympathetic light during the events which led to the deaths of 146 Sioux and 25 soldiers. Even though you won't be able to find the film on or Netflix, I wanted to include it as an interesting historical footnote.
"I called Netflix and it was so easy," he chuckles. "They said, ‘What's your name?' and I said, ‘ Todd [ Redacted],' gave them his e-mail, and they said, ‘ Alright your password is 12345,' and I was signed in. I saw the last four digits of his credit card. That's when I filled out the Windows Live…
Google : We'll track EVERY task on EVERY data center server
Stacey Higginbotham : All in all in the last five years the world has gained 54 Tbps of new capacity.
@ seveas : Scalability 103: Hardware sucks. sucks. Everything *will* …