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Orchestrating Containers with Terraform and Consul

Posted by Mitchell Hashimoto  on  Nov 07, 2015

Mitchell Hashimoto shows how Terraform and Consul can be used together to easily deploy and scale large-scale containerized workloads using container runtimes like Docker.


Workers, Queues, and Cache

Posted by Jason McCreary  on  Nov 03, 2015

Jason McCreary takes a look at using background job processes, messaging queues, and cache to help an application scale.


Scaling Stack Overflow: Keeping it Vertical by Obsessing Over Performance

Posted by David Fullerton  on  Oct 18, 2015 3

David Fullerton shares some of the things the Stack Exchange tech team have learned along the way while scaling one of the top sites in the world primarily through vertical scaling.


A Pragmatic Introduction to Multicore Synchronization

Posted by Samy Bahra  on  Oct 18, 2015

Samy Bahra discusses high performance multicore synchronization, scalability bottlenecks in multicore systems and memory models, and scalable locking and lock-less synchronization.


Ground-up Introduction to In-memory Data

Posted by Viktor Gamov  on  Oct 10, 2015

Viktor Gamov covers In-Memory technology, distributed data topologies, making in-memory reliable, scalable and durable, when to use NoSQL, and techniques for Big In-Memory Data.


Elements of Scale

Posted by Ben Stopford  on  Oct 07, 2015

Ben Stopford examines tools, mechanisms and tradeoffs that allow a data architecture to scale, from disk formats to fully blown architectures for real-time storage, streaming and batch processing.


Scaling Distributed Systems

Posted by Natalia Chechina  on  Oct 04, 2015

Natalia Chechina outlines features of actor and functional programming models, and the reason these models attract so much interest in parallel, concurrent, and scaling world.


Pulsar: Real-time Analytics at Scale

Posted by Sharad Murthy, Tony Ng  on  Sep 13, 2015

Sharad Murthy & Tony Ng present Pulsar, a real-time streaming system which can scale to millions of events per second with high availability and 4GL language support.


Atomic Counters or a Lesson on Performance and Hardware Concurrency

Posted by Detlef Vollmann  on  Aug 29, 2015

Detlef Vollmann explores the performance and scalability issues of atomic and possible solutions to overcome them.


Interactive Analytics at Scale with Druid

Posted by Julien Lavigne  on  Aug 14, 2015

Julien Lavigne du Cadet discusses how Criteo uses Druid: an open-source, real-time data store designed to power interactive applications at scale, covering Druid's architecture and internals.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Unit Testing

Posted by Kevlin Henney  on  Aug 14, 2015 1

Kevlin Henney discusses unscalable tests, tricks and tips that make tests more specification-like and scalable to large codebases, and choosing between scenario-based and property-based test cases.


Engineering for Scale at VMTurbo

Posted by Sylvia Isler  on  Aug 09, 2015 1

Sylvia Isler presents a microservices case study and lessons learnt - how VMTurbo took the plunge to evolve its monolithic system architecture into a system based on composable microservices.

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