The webinar from Nov 18, Diagnosing Problems in Production, has been posted to YouTube. I’ve embedded it at the bottom of this post. The webinar is an extended version of the talk I gave at the Cassandra Summit with Blake Eggleston, which I recapped in my blog as well. I had almost double the time to talk in the webinar and so I was able to go into more detail
- Introduction Last week at the Cassandra Summit I gave a talk with Blake Eggleston on diagnosing performance problems in production. We spoke to about 300 people for about 25 minutes followed by a healthy Q&A session. I’ve expanded on our presentation to include a few extra tools, screenshots, and more clarity on our talking points. There’s finally a lot of material available for someone looking to get started with Cassandra.
- Introduction In this post I will provide an introduction to Roadhouse, a python library for managing security group settings across multiple VPCs in AWS. At the conclusion, you will have an understanding of the benefits of using Roadhouse as well as be able to implement it yourself in your infrastructure. First off - what is the purpose of a VPC? A VPC provides an isolated network within Amazon, allowing you similar control as if you were managing the switches yourself.
- This post was originally published on the SHIFT developer blog. Creating and testing new databases that require clustering can be a pain point when trying to do everything on a local machine. Simulating failures or network failures can be difficult or impossible if everything you’re testing is running on the same machine. To better simulate your production environment you can try using LXC (Linux Containers). A linux container is a lot like a Virtual Machine, but shares the host’s Kernel and as a result has very little overhead.