Activity tagged “scaling”
A first look at hot standby (a.k.a. read slaves) will work in PostgreSQL 8.5. Mark my words: 8.5 is going to be a watershed moment for PostgreSQL.
A good explanation of setting up simple IP failover with Heartbeat and HAproxy.
A great Cassandra success story from Digg (76 billion columns, 3 TB, sub-second updates). I'm looking forward to the opportunity to use Cassandra myself.
I really have to find the time to check out Tokyo Cabinet.
A stab at a memcached-like message queue. Looks super-simple, and 1000 op/s isn't half shabby.
Google Scalability Conference Trip Report: MapReduce, BigTable, and Other Distributed System Abstractions for Handling Large Datasets
More details (than I've seen so far) on the Google architecture. If I'm doing my math right, the data given here tells us that Google has around 25 exa(10^18)bytes.
Curse (powered by Django) handles 500k hits/hour and doesn't sweat.
Loads of information about the tech behind Wikipedia. I've become convinced that the only sane way to design scalable systems is by studying the trials and tribulations of others.
Peter Van Dijck’s Guide to Ease » Blog Archive » The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.
A *great* roundup of ten presentations on scaling: Twitter, Flickr, LiveJournal, Vox, Bloglines, last.fm, and SlideShare.
“Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids.”
“All the convenience methods and syntactical sugar that makes Rails such a pleasure for coders ends up being absolutely punishing, performance-wise.” That, right there, is why Django is written the way it is.
Some open source bits from Theo Schlossnagel & co. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure.
I got Dugg, I got reddited, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.
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