MyHeritage is a rapidly-growing destination used around the world to discover, preserve and share family histories. There is increasing demand for our services, accessed both internally and externally by our partners via the FamilyGraph API. Millions of API calls are made every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.
In part one, Leonid Ganeline introduced the concept of big memory and discussed why it is so hard to deal with in a .NET environment. In part two, Dmitriy Khmaladze describes their solution NFX Pile; a hybrid memory manager written in C# with 100% managed code.
This article describes the concept of Big Memory and concentrates on its applicability to managed execution models like the one used in Microsoft’s Common Language Runtime (CLR). A few different approaches are suggested to resolve GC pausing issues that arise when a managed process starts to store over a few million objects.
DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools.
Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date.
This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 12
Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.
Dave Marini delves into the history of asynchronous programming on the .NET platform, tracing through the early days of the Asynchronous Programming Model to today’s async/await patterns.
Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.
For the last four years MS has been working on the first rewrite of SQL Server’s query execution since 1998. The goal is to offer NoSQL-like speeds with the capabilities of a relational database. 2
Raffi Krikorian, Vice President of Platform Engineering at Twitter, gives an insight on how Twitter prepares for unexpected traffic peaks and how system architecture is designed to support failure. 1
Sometimes memory profiling is better than execution profiling for finding execution hot spots. In this article Kirk Pepperdine talks through some indicators for determining when to use which profiler 7