Category Archives: Microservices

Facebook Production Engineering Open House 2018

I attended the Facebook Production Engineering Open House at their Menlo Park HQ. “Production Engineering is Facebook’s secret sauce – it draws on multiple disciplines (Software Engineering, Systems Administration, Distributed Systems and Networking) to plan, build and maintain the massive … Continue reading

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RedisConf 2018

I attended RedisConf 2018 on Thursday at Pier 27 (The James R. Herman Cruise Terminal) in SF. Just like 2017, the talks were extremely high-quality and imaginative – I wished I could see all of the tracks. The Herman Center … Continue reading

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PSA: Intel and AMD Security Bugs and the DBA

Being famous is not always a good thing … There’s at least 5 problems related to the on-going Meltdown and Spectre serious CPU security bugs (AWS announcement) that impact the Database Administrator (DBA): in shared environments, like AWS or VMs, … Continue reading

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Redis Conference 2017

I went to RedisConf 2017 Wed. and Thu. at the Marriott Marquis in SF hosted by RedisLabs. About 2,000 people showed up – initially surprising to me, but then Redis is more than a key-value store. Kudos to RedisLabs for … Continue reading

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Truly Seamless Reloads with HAProxy – No More Hacks!

Landmark “corporate” technical blog post from Willy Tarreau titled “Truly Seamless Reloads with HAProxy – No More Hacks!” Summary is that there is progress concerning HAProxy zero-downtime reloads on linux, even under heavy connection load. Interestingly, microservice owners doing frequent … Continue reading

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