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A little journey exploring job queue models and debunking some programming folklore around the effects of batching on latency.
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.
Some considerations about NoSQL databases, and slides of my talk given at PHPUK 2011: "NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why".
Wrapup of the PHP UK Conference 2010. Uploaded slides of my talk "RDBMS in the social networks age" about graphs in the database.
Graphs in the database: how to store a graph data structure in a DBMS, and answer the most common queries typical of social networks, like "You might also know" or "You might also like", or "How you are connected to XYZ" (degrees of separation).
How to store a graph data structure in a DBMS, and query it to solve many of the problems of social networks.
Wrap-up of the Dutch PHP Conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 June 2009.
A sneak peak at some new SPL data structures (stack, heap, queue, list) introduced in PHP 5.3.