Hot Scalability Links for March 19, 2010

  1. The Changelog Episode 0.1.8 - NoSQL Smackdown! This podcast was recorded at SXSW and features some energetic trash talking by: Stu Hood from Cassandra, Jan Lehnardt from CouchDB, Wynn Netherland from The Changelog, subbing for MongoDB, Werner Vogels CTO at Amazon. It's fun hearing these guys step out of their sober advocacy roles and let loose a little with why they are great and the other products suck, hard.
  2. Algorithmic Graph Theory . It's FREE! A GNU-FDL  book on algorithmic graph theory by David Joyner, Minh Van Nguyen, and Nathann Cohen. This is an introductory book on algorithmic graph theory.
  3. HBase vs Cassandra: why we moved by Dominic Williams.
  4. Benchmarking Cloud Serving Systems with YCSB by lots of people from Yahoo! Research. We present the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) framework, with the goal of facilitating performance comparisons of the new generation of cloud data serving systems. We define a core set of benchmarks and report re-  sults for four widely used systems: Cassandra, HBase, Yahoo!’s PNUTS, and a simple sharded MySQL implementation.
  5. All recordings from NoSQL Live Boston now online!. It's almost like you were there.
  6. Large-Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware (LADIS) Technical Papers. A great group of interesting papers. Some titles: "Data Management Challenges in the Cloud", "Some Lessons Learned from Running Amazon Web Services", "Large-Scale Distributed Systems at Google: Current Systems and Future Directions", "Life on the Farm: Using SQL for Fun and Profit in Windows Live", Storing and Accessing Live Mashup Content in the Cloud, Optimizing Information Flow in the Gossip Objects Platform.
  7. Choosing Consistency. Werner Vogels on SimpleDB adding unique capabilities: By providing developers control over the consistency model, they are now empowered to make the consistency and performance trade-offs
  8. 12 Reasons To Be Learning Graph Theory. Andrés Osinski says graph theory is cool. With it you can solve problems like: PageRank, Pathfinding, Optimal traffic distribution in a network, Compiler optimization, and others.
  9. MapReduce: The programming model and practice. Jerry Zhao and Jelena Pjesivac-Grbovic from Google created a very nicely done Map-reduce tutorial.
  10. Analysis   of the  NoSQL Landscape. This is an overview of the current  state of the NoSQL landscape.
  11. The Real Open Source Opportunity - Open Source in the Cloud Computing Era by Tim O'Reilly.
  12. Royan's Scalability links for March 13th 2010


  1. and Terracotta to Share Best Practices for Scaling Out Java Web Applications on Amazon EC2 on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT/2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT. Scaling Out Java Apps on Amazon EC2 Using Tomcat, Spring, Hibernate and Ehcache.