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Squid Wrangling

Posted by Sam Newman and Chris Read  on  Jan 14, 2011

Sam Newman and Chris Read describe the architectural change of a large European website by introducing a caching layer based on Squid, and the cultural change done by breaking down the dev-ops silos.

Scaling Australia's Most Popular Online News Sites with Ehcache

Posted by Ari Zilka and Matthias Matook  on  Dec 06, 2010 4

A real-world experience of implementing Ehcache at Australia's most visited online news site. How to deal with high traffic, concurrency, and how to implement linear scalability.

Scaling Your Cache & Caching at Scale

Posted by Alex Miller  on  Jun 07, 2010

Alex Miller presents typical difficulties encountered when setting up a cache, plus available choices for designing a distributed caching architecture, and ways to test a cache for performance.

Scale at Facebook

Posted by Aditya Agarwal  on  May 28, 2010 3

Beside presenting the overall Facebook architecture and scaling solutions used, Aditya Agarwal talks about the iterative process of constantly improving the site, making sure to avoid over-engineering

Horizontal Scalability via Transient, Shardable, and Share-Nothing Resources

Posted by Adam Wiggins  on  Apr 20, 2010 1

Adam Wiggins details how memcached, CouchDB, Hadoop, Redis, Varnish, RabbitMQ, Erlang apply the transient, shardable and share-nothing principles to achieve horizontal scalability.

Evolving the Key/Value Programming Model to a Higher Level

Posted by Billy Newport  on  Jan 19, 2010 6

Billy Newport discusses the ways that developers interact with key/value stores, entity vs column-oriented approaches, sync vs async operations, large data sets, and collocating closures and data.

A Crash Course in Modern Hardware

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Jan 12, 2010 17

Cliff Click discusses the Von Neumann architecture, CISC vs RISC, Instruction-Level Parallelism, pipelining, out-of-order dispatch, cache misses, memory performance, and tips to improve performance.

Data Grid Design Patterns

Posted by Brian Oliver  on  Nov 04, 2009

Brian Oliver explains a number of data grid design patters: Command, Functor, Messaging, and Push Replication. He also mentions some traditional patterns used so far and Coherence Incubator.

An Introduction to Data Grids

Posted by Cameron Purdy  on  Oct 10, 2009 1

Cameron Purdy explains techniques used to process data in a grid, presents examples of data grids solving complex problems and introduces Coherence, Oracle’s data grid solution.

Transforming the Reconciliation Process

Posted by Brian Oliver  on  Sep 23, 2009

Brian Oliver explains what the Reconciliation Process is, why the current approach to reconciliation based on client-server is no longer suitable and how data grids and events might help.

Multicore Programming in Erlang

Posted by Ulf Wiger  on  Jul 16, 2009

Ulf Wiger shows typical Erlang programs, patterns that scale well on multicore and patterns that don't, profiling and debugging parallel applications and ensuring correct behaviour with QuickCheck.

RESTful Enterprise Development

Posted by Ian Robinson  on  Apr 29, 2009 2

In this presentation, recorded at QCon San Francisco, ThoughtWorks' Ian Robinson explains how a RESTful HTTP approach, using many advanced Web concepts, can be applied in an Enterprise project.

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