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  • Posted on Friday May 19, 2017
    Hey, it's HighScalability time:   Who wouldn't want to tour the Garden of Mathematical Sciences with Plato as their guide?If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon.2 billion: Android users; 1,000: cloud TPUs freely available to researchers; 11.5 petaflops: in Google's machine learning pod; 86 billion: neurons in the human brain, not 100 billion; 1,300: Amazon's new ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Monday May 15, 2017
    With Serverless hiring less experienced developers can work out better than hiring experienced cloud developers. That's an interesting point I haven't heard before and it was made by Paul Johnston, CTO of movivo, in The ServerlessCast #6 - Event-Driven Design Thinking. The thought process goes something like this... An experienced cloud developer will probably ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday May 12, 2017
    Hey, it's HighScalability time:   Earth's surface is covered with accidental hidden letters. Can you find them? (ABC: The Alphabet from the Sky)  If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon.1 million: cord cutters in Q1; 500 billion: FINRA validations of stock trades every day on Lambda; 100k: messages sent ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday May 09, 2017
    Who's Hiring? Pier 1 Imports is looking for an amazing Sr. Website Engineer to join our growing team!  Our customer continues to evolve the way she prefers to shop, speak to, and engage with us at Pier 1 Imports.  Driving us to innovate more ways to surprise and delight her expectations ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Monday May 08, 2017
    Data is the new currency. A phrase we’ve heard frequently in the wake of the story of Unroll.me selling user data to Uber. Two keys to that story:Users didn’t realize their data was being sold. Free services can be considered a sophisticated form of phishing attack.In both cases prevention requires user ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday May 05, 2017
    Hey, it's HighScalability time:   GPUs and CPUs run hot hot hot. See them in action with thermal imaging. (Tested)  If you like this sort of Stuff then please support me on Patreon.25ms: SpaceX satellite latency; 17 million: tax returns received by IRS during week ending April 21; 1.94 billion: Facebook users; 1.2 billion: Lambda ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Wednesday May 03, 2017
    Many of you may have already heard about the high performance of the Tarantool DBMS, about its rich toolset and certain features. Say, it has a really cool on-disk storage engine called Vinyl, and it knows how to work with JSON documents. However, most articles out there tend to overlook one crucial ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Monday May 01, 2017
    This is a guest repost by G Gordon Worley III, Head of Site Reliability Engineering at AdStage. When I joined AdStage in the Fall of 2013 we were already running on Heroku. It was the obvious choice: super easy to get started with, less expensive than full-sized virtual servers, and flexible enough to ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday April 28, 2017
    Hey, it's HighScalability time: Do you understand the power symbol? I always think of O as a circuit being open, or off, and the | as the circuit being closed, or on. Wrong! Really the symbols are binary, 0 for false, or off, 1 for true, or on. Mind blown.If you like ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017
    Who's Hiring? Pier 1 Imports is looking for an amazing Sr. Website Engineer to join our growing team!  Our customer continues to evolve the way she prefers to shop, speak to, and engage with us at Pier 1 Imports.  Driving us to innovate more ways to surprise and delight her expectations ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday February 14, 2017
    Motivation Recently, I find it is hard to know the percentage of time that one process uses to wait for synchronous I/O (eg, read, etc). One way is to use the taskstats API provided by Linux Kernel [1]. However, for this way, the precision may be one problem. With this problem, ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Sunday November 29, 2015
    Amazon S3 is a widely used public cloud storage system. S3 allows an object/file to be up to 5TB which is enough for most applications. The AWS Management Console provides a Web-based interface for users to upload and manage files in S3 buckets. However, uploading a large files that is ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday March 10, 2015
    Retail is one of the most important business domains for data science and data mining applications because of its prolific data and numerous optimization problems such as optimal prices, discounts, recommendations, and stock levels that can be solved using data analysis methods. The rise of omni-channel retail that integrates marketing, ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Sunday September 14, 2014
    Hadoop 2 or YARN is the new version of Hadoop. It adds the yarn resource manager in addition to the HDFS and MapReduce components. Hadoop MapReduce is a programming model and software framework for writing applications, which is an open-source variant of MapReduce designed and implemented by Google initially for ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday March 18, 2014
    Benchmarks are important to understand the performance and quantitative and qualitative comparison of different systems. Many analytic frameworks, such as Hive, Impala and Shark, are designed and implemented these years and become fundamental software for processing big data. How to benchmark these big data analytic systems is an interesting problem. The ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday February 04, 2014
    The public cloud storage services like Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage and Windows Azure Storage replicate the data to ensure high availability. On the other hand, with data being replicated, the storage services exhibits certain data consistency models. Different cloud service providers employ different data consistency models nowadays. In this ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2013
    The shortcomings and drawbacks of batch-oriented data processing were widely recognized by the Big Data community quite a long time ago. It became clear that real-time query processing and in-stream processing is the immediate need in many practical applications. In recent years, this idea got a lot of traction and ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Friday July 19, 2013
    Software Engineering Advice from Building Large-Scale Distributed Systems by Jeff Dean. You can download the slides from Software Engineering Advice from Building Large-Scale Distributed Systems by Jeff Dean. These slides contain the “Numbers everyone should know” which everyone working on systems should be familiar with. Numbers Everyone Should Know L1 cache reference ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Wednesday July 17, 2013
    Here is a list of tutorials for learning how to write MapReduce programs on Hadoop, the opensource MapReduce implementation with HDFS. MapReduce Tutorials The official tutorial on Hadoop MapReduce framework: http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r1.0.4/mapred_tutorial.html. Yahoo! Hadoop Tutorial A comprehensive tutorial on Hadoop from Yahoo! Developer Network: http://developer.yahoo.com/hadoop/tutorial/. More about MapReduce To better understand the design behind MapReduce, it is ... Continue Reading »
  • Posted on Tuesday January 22, 2013
    Storage Architecture and Challenges in Faculty Summit, July 29, 2010, by Andrew Fikes, Principal Engineer.Download PDF (from archive.org). This slides introduces some of Google’s storage systems with insights and discussion of problems. » Read more Continue Reading »
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