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A little journey exploring job queue models and debunking some programming folklore around the effects of batching on latency.
New PHP client library for the Apache Kafka project.
Full support for Kafka 0.7+, with robust socket handling, complete test suite, Zookeeper-based consumer and many other improvements.
Some random comments on Dremel and a benchmark on Key-Value stores. How to evaluate technical papers and read between the lines.
A journey into optimising Hadoop jobs: the strategies to scan and filter a PetaByte of archived data, schedule new jobs and deliver data fast.
Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system developed at LinkedIn, designed to support a very high throughput, persistent messages and parallel loading into Hadoop. A proposal has been submitted to make Kafka an Apache incubator project.
Some considerations about NoSQL databases, and slides of my talk given at PHPUK 2011: "NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why".
Summary of the PHPNW10 conference, Slides about my talk "Profile your PHP application and make it fly" and new job!
A wrapup of the Dutch PHP Conference 2010.
Uploaded slides of my talk "The Art of Scalability - Managing growth".
Wrapup of the PHP UK Conference 2010. Uploaded slides of my talk "RDBMS in the social networks age" about graphs in the database.
My latest article on Profiling using XHProf, a neat tool developed at Facebook. A step-by-step tutorial to install and use XHProf, and some useful hints on how to improve performances and scalability of your PHP application.