Eucalpytus is a GPL open-source private cloud computing infrastructure platform that is compatible with Amazon Web Services. It has an undeserved reputation as being hard to provision, install, and operate. We hope to help dispel this reputation by walking through and talking through installation and operation of a small Eucalyptus cloud.
The OpenStack project was launched last summer by Rackspace, NASA, and a number of other cloud technology leaders in an effort to build a fully-open cloud computing platform. It is a collection of scalable, secure, standards-based projects currently consisting of OpenStack Compute and OpenStack Object Storage. This session will introduce the projects, principles behind it, and how to get started.
Apache Hadoop is a distributed, batch-processing system for large data sets. It can be used alongside relational databases to enable more effective reporting and injestion of large amounts of raw or unstructured data.
If you thought running a database in the cloud was easy, think again. Databases in a cloud environment are inherently different from traditional installations in a datacenter or even in your trusted hosted environment. Today I'll explain the four key considerations we believe every system architect should take into account when designing their database for the cloud.
We will examine the challenges faced by Zynga in running a large scale MySQL plant in EC2. Serving our social games to millions of players around the globe has required significant investment in automation and performance optimization to the thousands of MySQL instances that drive the games. Delivering high performance in the cloud requires a unique approach to support high CPU and I/O demands.
People talk about NoSQL in the context of distributed cloud-based web applications, but what if your application needs to be deployed throughout rural Africa, with limited computer resources, intermittent power, and above all, extremely unreliable internet? This talk discusses the features of CouchDB that make it uniquely suited for developing world health applications.
As CTO of Outside.in, and in my new stealth company, I've seen my share of challenging scenarios keeping a very busy PostgreSQL-based startup online and responsive during tremendous growth. EC2 + PostgreSQL + PostGIS + no downtime. Others can probably learn from my battle scars!