On Job Scheduling

When most people think of job scheduling, they consider all sorts of things. Container orchestration, serverless allocation, batch job running… all of these all qualify. In highly concurrent systems, it…

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Make Time for Smarter Business Decisions

Whether or not you’re familiar with time-series data, it has a significant impact on your life – and your business. If you aren’t using it, you’re missing out. If you…

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Tuning AWS EC2 instances with CloudWatch metric analysis

What happens when cloud-based application infrastructure slows down? Twelve years ago, I attended a meetup at the San Francisco Perl Mongers group where an engineer from Amazon introduced the Elastic…

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TSDBs at Scale – Part Two

This is the second half of a two-part series focusing on the challenges of Time Series Databases (TSDBs) at scale. This half focuses on the challenges of balancing read vs.…

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TSDBs at Scale – Part One

This two-part series examines the technical challenges of Time Series Databases (TSDBs) at scale. Like relational databases, TSDBs have certain technical challenges at scale, especially when the dataset becomes too…

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Effective Management of High Volume Numeric Data with Histograms

How do you capture and organize billions of measurements per second such that you can answer a rich set of queries effectively (percentiles, counts below X, aggregations across streams), and…

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