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Senior Platform Engineer @ FullContact


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comment What is the best Linux filesystem for MySQL (InnoDB)?
I stand by my statement, MyISAM has drawbacks but there's plenty of good to be had. MyISAM is still boss for read workloads.
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answered Is hardware abstraction enough for HUGE amount of files?
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answered Is it more stable to run Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal on EC2?
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answered What are the risks of trusting a self-signed certificate on a development machine?
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comment What do you do when your site scales so much that uploaded_media can't fit on one machine?
Can't say this better. S3 is really the way to go here, S3 also doubles in that it does pretty well as a lightweight CDN (even without CloudFront). Check out how CarrierWave and Paperclip work for Ruby on Rails, should give a nice starting point.
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comment how in increase performance on SQL Server?
The answer is never to throw more hardware at it until it works -- I am afraid that there are people who can drop thousands to try and fix a problem without knowing the circumstances.
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comment Tomcat denial of service
nginx, it's incredibly simple.
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comment 100% uptime for a web application
@Mike I disagree. With a smaller site you could run a few instances in multiple datacenters and be pretty well insulated from failure on a budget. We run a couple boxes on Amazon West and East, when West failed a month or so back we switched the DNS to be East and had zero-downtime (other than for clients who'd already connected.) The moment you have a massive site you have huge databases to keep in sync over multiple geographic locations which makes a somewhat easy master/slave system into a MUCH harder distributed system. See PNUTS for how Yahoo solved that problem.
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answered Tomcat denial of service
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comment 100% uptime for a web application
@Matt just because Facebook/Amazon can't do it doesn't mean a smaller site can't do it. A lot of large websites face much harder problems to overcome than a smaller site.