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.
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
Adam Wiggins details how memcached, CouchDB, Hadoop, Redis, Varnish, RabbitMQ, Erlang apply the transient, shardable and share-nothing principles to achieve horizontal scalability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this QCon presentation, HTTPbis WG chair Mark Nottingham gives an update on the current status of the HTTP protocol in the wild, and the ongoing work to clarify the HTTP specification.
Aditya Agarwal discusses Facebook’s architecture, more exactly the software stack used, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of its major components: PHP, MySQL, Memcache, Thrift, Scribe.