Thu.Nov 30, 2023

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The Guide to SRE Principles


Site reliability engineering (SRE) is a discipline in which automated software systems are built to manage the development operations (DevOps) of a product or service. In other words, SRE automates the functions of an operations team via software systems. The main purpose of SRE is to encourage the deployment and proper maintenance of large-scale systems.

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2023 Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail and e-commerce IT performance observations


Over the years, I have watched and written about online retail and e-commerce IT performance. What I have seen is a maturing of the online retail channels when it comes to delivering customer experiences. What was once an onslaught of consumer traffic between Black Friday and Cyber Monday has turned into a weeklong event, with most retailers offering deals well ahead of Black Friday.

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Tech predictions for 2024 and beyond

All Things Distributed

The coming years will be filled with innovation in areas designed to democratize access to technology and help us keep up with the increasing pace of every-day life -- and it starts with Generative AI.

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Exploring Apache Airflow for Batch Processing Scenario


Apache Airflow is an open-source platform that allows you to programmatically author, schedule, and monitor workflows. It uses Python as its programming language and offers a flexible architecture suited for both small-scale and large-scale data processing. The platform supports the concept of Directed Acyclic Graphs to define workflows, making it easy to visualize complex data pipelines.

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Presentation: Performance: Adventures in Thread-per-Core Async with Redpanda and Seastar


John Spray describes an experience of building high performance systems with C++20 in an asynchronous runtime, and explores the challenges & tradeoffs in adopting a thread-per-core architecture.

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Strawberry Fields Forever


Tim O’Reilly forwarded an excellent article about the OpenAI soap opera to me: Matt Levine’s “ Money Stuff: Who Controls Open AI.” I’ll skip most of it, but something caught my eye. Towards the end, Levine writes about Elon Musk’s version of Nick Bostrom’s AI that decides to turn the world to paper-clips : [Elon] Musk gave an example of an artificial intelligence that’s given the task of picking strawberries.

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Deploy HammerDB as a Web Application with CloudTK


From HammerDB v4.9 it is possible to deploy HammerDB through a web browser, giving you access to a fully functional HammerDB GUI in Cloud environments. The quickest way to run HammerDB with CloudTk is through Docker and in this post will we demonstrate how to pull the HammerDB CloudTK Docker image and run it to start running HammerDB through your chosen browser.

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