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Visiting the Facebook Office in Seattle

I enjoyed the Facebook party last night at their new Seattle digs. It was fun chatting with all the engineers and especially their VP of engineering, Mike Schroepfer. It’s interesting how open the big tech companies are about their systems. … Continue reading

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NoSQL: Scaling beyond traditional relational database systems

The latest trend for highly trafficked websites is to move away from MySQL in favor of distributed storage systems most commonly referred to as NoSQL databases. Google been in the NoSQL camp for quite a while with Bigtable. Digg recently … Continue reading

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DeathCabForCutie.com MySQL Meltdown

I stopped by DeathCabForCutie.com today to see if they had any tour dates. After trying to click on the blog the website turned into a pile of steaming MySQL failure! Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in /nfs/c04/h02/mnt/62444/domains/deathcabforcutie.com/releases/20090526132419/cake/libs/model/dbo/dbo_mysql.php on line … Continue reading

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Let Google Organize Government Data

In light of the recent terrorist attacks I’ve felt more than a little underwhelmed with our government’s ability to deal with databases full of information. As it turns out Abdulmutallab was in the┬áTIDE database but nobody bothered to check the … Continue reading

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