John Wilkes shares lessons learned managing clusters at the scale of Google.
Jamie Allen describes three patterns using Akka actors: handling a lack of guaranteed delivery, distributing tasks to worker actors and implementing distributed workers in an Akka cluster.
Ryan Vanderwerf explains setting up Terracotta and clustering an applications using Ehcache, HTTP Session in Tomcat, and Quartz.
Yashwanth Nelapati and Marty Weiner share lessons learned growing Pinterest: sharding MySQL, caching, server management, all on Amazon EC2.
Sean Lynch and Matt Ingenthron introduce Membase, detailing how they added clustering features in Erlang, what they built and what lessons they leaned along the way.