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Amazon S3 Increases Request Rate Performance and Drops Randomized Prefix Requirement

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced significantly increased S3 request rate performance and the ability to parallelize requests to scale to the desired throughput. Notably this performance increase also "removes any previous guidance to randomize object prefixes" and enables the use of "logical or sequential naming patterns in S3 object naming without any performance implications".

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Serverless Platforms Compared for Performance

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 23, 2018

Most major cloud providers have serverless platforms which offer functions as a service (FaaS). Some recent benchmarks study the differences in their performance vis-à-vis the runtime, cold start times, dependencies and resource allocation.

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NGINX Interview: Enterprise Adoption of Software Load Balancing, API Gateways, and Service Meshes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 771 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

InfoQ recently sat down with Rob Whiteley, Sidney Rabsatt, Liam Crilly from NGINX, and discussed their views on the future of networking and data center communication. NGINX aims to be a “trusted advisor” and provide an “easy on-ramp” for enterprises looking to leverage software load balancers, ingress gateways, and service meshes, as is appropriate to their current technology landscape and goals.

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Q&A with the Creator of Checkless, a Low-Cost, Simple Site Monitoring Tool

by Matthew Campbell Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018

Steve Elliott wanted a simple, cheap way to monitor uptime for his websites. He found most off-the-shelf tooling to either be too complex or too costly. This lead him to build Checkless, a serverless tool that can monitor sites for uptime via ping-based checks and depending on your usage, can potentially be free to use.

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Confluent Platform 5.0 Supports LDAP Authorization and MQTT Proxy for IoT Integration

by Srini Penchikala Follow 39 Followers on  Sep 17, 2018

Confluent Platform 5.0, the enterprise streaming platform built on Apache Kafka, supports LDAP authorization, Kafka topic inspection, and Confluent MQTT Proxy for Internet of Things (IoT) integration.

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Pinterest Switches from OpenTSDB to Their Own Time Series Database

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Sep 16, 2018

The Pinterest engineering team has used OpenTSDB for storing and querying metrics since 2014. Recently, they developed and switched to their own time series database called Goku to mitigate various performance issues in OpenTSDB caused by a growth in the amount of metrics data.

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Mozilla Firefox Will Block Web Trackers by Default

by Diogo Carleto Follow 42 Followers on  Sep 13, 2018

Mozilla recently announced that Firefox will block web trackers by default in a near future. Mozilla plans to releases a series of features through three key initiatives, including improving page load performance, removing cross-site tracking, and mitigating harmful practices.

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Auth0's Move to a Single-Cloud Architecture on AWS

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 25, 2018

Auth0, a provider of authentication, authorization and single sign on services, moved their infrastructure from multiple cloud providers (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud) to just AWS. An increasing dependency on AWS services necessitated this, and today their systems are spread across four AWS regions, with services replicated across zones.

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Microsoft Bing Gets Performance Boost from .NET Core 2.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Aug 22, 2018

After moving Microsoft search engine Bing to .NET Core 2.1, internal server latency dropped by 34%, writes Microsoft engineer Mukul Sabharwal, mostly thanks to improvements contributed by the .NET community.

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Prometheus Monitoring Platform "Graduates" from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 19, 2018

On August 9th, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced open source monitoring toolkit, Prometheus, has graduated from its incubation status. In order to achieve this rating, projects must demonstrate growth, documentation, organized governance processes, commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity.

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Uber Open Sources Its Large Scale Metrics Platform M3

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 18, 2018 1

Uber’s engineering team released its metrics platform M3 as open source which it has been using internally for some years. The platform was built to replace its Graphite based system, and provides cluster management, aggregation, collection, storage management, a distributed time series database (TSDB) and a query engine with its own query language M3QL.

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How Coinbase Handled Scaling Challenges on Their Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 12, 2018

Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, faced scaling challenges on their platform during the 2017 cryptocurrency boom. The engineering team focused on upgrading and optimizing MongoDB, traffic segregation for hotspots to resolve them, and building capture and replay tools to prepare for future surges.

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O11ycon Discusses Benefits and Challenges of Observability

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018

The first o11ycon provides a comprehensive look at the emerging concept of observability in software and systems which allow people to understand if things are working as expected, and to diagnose problems and identify solutions.

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Plaid.com’s Monitoring System for 9600+ Integrations

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 01, 2018

Plaid.com has integrations with over 9600 financial institutions, and their monitoring challenges arise from the heterogeneous nature of these integrations and as well as their large number. They rebuilt their monitoring system on Kinesis, Prometheus, Alertmanager and Grafana to solve the challenges of scalability and low latency.

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Performance of Structs in C# 7.2

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

The C# compiler, under some circumstances involving readonly, creates defensive copies of a struct. While this issue is well known and documented, it’s worth revisiting as it’s tied to several features of C# 7.2. The in and ref readonly keywords make occurrences of the issue more frequent, while readonly structs offer a way to fix it.

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