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Availability, the Cloud and Everything

Posted by Joe Williams  on  Dec 09, 2010

Joe Williams discusses how distributed systems, cloud computing and configuration management affect system’s availability. He exemplifies with a database service built on CouchDB, Erlang, Chef, EC2.

Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design

Posted by Pramod Sadalage  on  Mar 06, 2009 3

Pramod presents material from the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book "Refactoring Databases : Evolutionary Database Design" on implementing evolutionary database development.

Behind the Scenes at MySpace.com

Posted by Dan Farino  on  Feb 10, 2009 5

Dan Farino talks about administering thousands of web servers from a system’s architect viewpoint, detailing on performance counter monitoring, the system profiler and the system administration site.

Ian Flint Explains Yahoo! Communities Architectures

Posted by Ian Flint  on  Dec 11, 2008

Ian Flint tries to explain the infrastructure and architecture employed by Yahoo! to keep going a multitude of servers running of different platforms and offering different services.

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