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Clean and Representative Models are Key to Performance

by Jan Stenberg on  Jun 22, 2014

High performance systems is about clean and representative models, the code doesn't have to be ugly, obscure and hard to read, Martin Thompson stated at the recent DDD Exchange conference in London.

SIMD Support in .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 05, 2014

Six years after Mono, Microsoft’s implementation of the CLR has finally gained support for SIMD via RyuJIT. Still in community preview, RyuJIT is the next generation JIT compiler for .NET.

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter Want to Make Sure that MySQL Is “Web-Scale”

by Abel Avram on  Apr 04, 2014

Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter have decided to make sure that a relational databases is “web-scale”, so they have put their efforts behind WebScaleSQL, a branch of MySQL 5.6 Community Edition.

Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Scalable and Available Cloud Architectures

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 02, 2014

More than anything else, architectural choices matter when designing a system with high scalability and availability. Using Azure customers as an example, Microsoft talks about the patterns and anti-patterns they see with their Azure customers and how it affects the four facets of system architecture.

SQL Makes a Comeback through NewSQL

by Abel Avram on  Nov 08, 2013 1

New database developments indicate a return to SQL, but not by running the traditional relational stores on bigger and better hardware, not even on sharded architectures, but through NewSQL solutions.

Healthcare.gov Performance Analysis by AppDynamics

by Victor Grazi on  Nov 05, 2013

Augmenting the roster of tribulations haranguing Obamacare and the healthcare.gov website comes a technical deep-dive performed by leading performance monitoring organization AppDynamics that paints a picture of a sophomoric development initiative used to build that site.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

HSA Foundation Targeting Heterogeneous GPU-CPU Execution for Java Virtual Machines by 2015

by Charles Humble on  Sep 18, 2013

Speaking at the Hot Chips Conference, HSA Foundation president Phil Rogers has provided more details on plans to bring GPU acceleration to Java in time for Java 9 in 2015.

Scaling Twitter to New Peaks

by Saul Caganoff on  Aug 26, 2013

For many of us Twitter has become an essential communications utility. Since experiencing scalability problems in 2010, Twitter has moved to a loosely coupled service oriented architecture based on the JVM, allowing it new levels of scalability and feature agility. Twitter engineering recently reported a new record throughput and took time out to describe their new architecture.

Tim Fox: What's new in Vert.x 2.0

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 26, 2013

In recent years, new trends like mobile clients and social networks forced web applications to handle more and more concurrent connections. This resulted in new server architectures based on eventing and asynchronicity which you can find for example in Vert.x. Tim Fox told InfoQ what's new in version 2.0 of Vert.x.

Matthew Kaufman on why Skype is Dropping Peer-to-Peer

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 24, 2013

In the wake of the NSA revelations in the United States, Skype’s decision to switch from a peer-to-peer network to a server-based network has raised some eyebrows. In a recent email Matthew Kaufman, principal architect of Skype, explained why the change was necessary.

High-Volume / Scalable Architectures with vert.x - interview with Eberhard Wolff

by Ralph Winzinger on  May 20, 2013 2

Last year, vert.x was introduced - a runtime similar to Node.js but realized within the Java virtual machine. In contrast to Node.js, vert.x follows a true polyglot approach and allows developers to build their systems with JavaScript, Groovy, Java, and other languages.

LMAX Exchange Getting Up To 50% Improvement in Latency From Azul's Zing JVM

by Charles Humble on  May 07, 2013

Developers at the LMAX Exchange, an execution venue for trading FX established in the City of London in October 2010, have begun testing Azul's Zing JVM as a way of improving their already impressive response times and throughput rates.

Heroku Expands Into Europe, Improves Application Scalability and Networking

by Richard Seroter on  May 06, 2013

PaaS provider Heroku recently announced an expansion of their global footprint and introduced a set of architectural updates. Although missing a Safe Harbor agreement, Heroku is the latest PaaS vendor to establish a European presence. They have also added a new “scale up” options for cloud processes, isolated networking, and a tool for checking the production readiness of an application.

MySQL Reference Architectures for Small to Extra Large Websites

by Abel Avram on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Oracle has published MySQL Reference Architectures for Massively Scalable Web Infrastructure, a whitepaper outlining recommended topologies for different types and sizes of websites using MySQL for data storage.

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