Hey, it's HighScalability time:
Is the database landscape evolving or devolving?
- 76 million: once more through the data breach; 2016: when a Zettabyte is transfered over the Internet in one year
- Quotable Quotes:
- @wattersjames: Words missing from the Oracle PaaS keynote: agile, continuous delivery, microservices, scalability, polyglot, open source, community #oow14
- @samcharrington: At last count, there were over 1,000,000 million containers running in the wild. http://stats.openvz.org @jejb_ #ccevent
- @mappingbabel: Oracle's cloud has 30,000 computers. Google has about two million computers. Amazon over a million. Rackspace over 100,000.
- Andrew Auernheimer: The world should have given the GNU project some money to hire developers and security auditors. Hell, it should have given Stallman a place to sleep that isn't a couch at a university. There is no f*cking justice in this world.
- John Nagle: The right answer is to track wins and losses on delayed and non-delayed ACKs. Don't turn on ACK delay unless you're sending a lot of non-delayed ACKs closely followed by packets on which the ACK could have been piggybacked. Turn it off when a delayed ACK has to be sent. I should have pushed for this in the 1980s.
- @neil_conway: The number of < 15 node Hadoop clusters is >> the number of > 15 node Hadoop clusters. Unfortunately not reflected in SW architecture.
- In the meat world Google wants devices to talk to you. The Physical Web. This will be better than Apple's beacons because Apple is severely limiting the functionality of beacons by requiring IDs be baked into applications. It's a very static and controlled world. In other words, it's very Apple. By using URLs Google is supporting both the web and apps; and adding flexibility because a single app can dynamically and generically handle the interaction from any kind of device. In other words, it's very Google. Apple has the numbers though, with hundreds of millions of beacon enabled phones in customer hands. Since it's just another protocol over BLE it should work on Apple devices as well.
- Did Netflix survive the great AWS rebootathon? The Chaos Monkey says yes, yes they did: Out of our 2700+ production Cassandra nodes, 218 were rebooted. 22 Cassandra nodes were on hardware that did not reboot successfully. This led to those Cassandra nodes not coming back online. Our automation detected the failed nodes and replaced them all, with minimal human intervention. Netflix experienced 0 downtime that weekend.
- Google Compute Engine is following Moore's Law by announcing a 10% discount. Bandwidth is still expensive because networks don't care about silly laws. And margin has to come from somewhere.
- Software is eating...well you've heard it before. Mesosphere cofounder envisions future data center as ‘one big computer’: The data center of the future will be fully virtualized, with everything from power supplies to storage devices consolidated into a single pool and managed by software, according to an executive whose company intends to lead the way.
- Companies, startups, hacker spaces, teams are all intentional communities. People choose to work together towards some end. A consistent group killer is that people can be really sh*tty to each other. There's a lot of work that has been done around how to make intentional communities work. Holacracy is just one option. Here's a really interesting interview with Diana Leafe Christian on what makes communities work. It requires creating Community Glue, Good Process and Communication Skill, Effective Project Management, and good Governance and Decision making. Which is why most communities fail. Did you know there's even something called Non-Defensive Communication? If followed the Internet would collapse.
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