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Abstractions at Scale–Our Experiences at Twitter
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by Marius Eriksen on Dec 14, 2010 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Marius Eriksen considers that scalability problems appear when leaky abstractions are used, exemplifying with RDBMS, GC, and threads, presenting abstractions that help dealing with scalability issues: map-reduce, shared-nothing web applications, big table, all providing narrow access to explicit resources.


Marius Eriksen works on systems infrastructure at Twitter. Prior to that he architected Mixer Labs' database services, and worked on systems infrastructure at Google.

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