Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Telephone Tower, late 1880s, 5000 telephone lines. Switching FTW.
- 1.3 trillion: row table in SQL server; 100,000: galaxies in the Laniakea supercluster.
- Quotable Quotes:
- @pbailis: OLAP: data at rest, queries in motion. Stream processing: data in motion, queries at rest. PSoup: data in motion, queries in motion.
- @ronpepsi: Scaling rule: addressing one bottleneck always starts the clock ticking on another one. (The same goes for weak links in chains.)
- @utahkay: Our mental models are deterministic, and break down when you reach high utilization in a stochastic system.
- Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, their answer to a world that doesn't move fast enough already. And here's the story of how they did it: The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram. It combines time travel and psychadelics, I think you'll enjoy it.
- Etsy CEO to Businesses: If Net Neutrality Perishes, We Will Too. The idea of being a common carrier is old, deep, and powerful. It creates markets that grow rather than monopolies the choke economies to death. Ferries were required to be common carriers, that is they must ferry all people and goods at the same price. Otherwise communities would not survive. AT&T became a monopoly on the promise of universal service and becoming a common carrier for all. The Internet is a more important version of the same idea.
- To make lots and lots of money you need to hitch your star to a fast growing something. Google placed ads on an exponentially expanding inventory of 3rd party web content. Winner. Now Google is exploiting another phenomena experiencing an exponential growth curve: data. This time they aren't placing ads, they are calculating functions with BigQuery. Put On Your Streaming Shoes is a story showing just why and how this jump to another fast growing something will likely succeed.
- Just an incredible look into the structure behind PhotoGate. Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft. These aren't just script kiddies. These are sophisticated and organized groups. Are hacker networks the new roving band of Vikings looking to rape and pillage? Though it would help if the villages were better protected.
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