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Episode 204: Anil Madhavapeddy on the Mirage Cloud Operating System and the OCaml Language

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Episode 204: Anil Madhavapeddy on the Mirage Cloud Operating System and the OCaml Language

Robert talks to Dr. Anil Madhavapeddy of the Cambridge University (UK) Systems research group about the OCaml language and the Mirage cloud operating system, a microkernel written entirely in OCaml. The outline includes: history of the evolution from dedicated servers running a monolithic operating system to virutalized servers based on the Xen hypervisor to micro-kernels; […]

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Episode 169: Memory Grid Architecture with Nati Shalom

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Episode 169:  Memory Grid Architecture with Nati Shalom

In this episode, Robert talks with Nati Shalom about the emergence of large-system architectures consisting of a grid of high-memory nodes.

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Episode 165: NoSQL and MongoDB with Dwight Merriman

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Episode 165: NoSQL and MongoDB with Dwight Merriman

Dwight Merriman talks with Robert about the emerging NoSQL movement, the three types of non-relational data stores, Brewer’s CAP theorem, the weaker consistency guarantees that can be made in a distributed database, document-oriented data stores, the data storage needs of modern web applications, and the open source MongoDB.

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Episode 162: Project Voldemort with Jay Kreps

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Episode 162: Project Voldemort with Jay Kreps

Jay Kreps talks about the open source data store Project Voldemort. Voldemort is a distributed key-value store used by LinkedIn and other high-traffic web sites to overcome the inherent scalability limitations of a relational database. The conversation delves into the workings of a Voldemort cluster, the type of consistency guarantees that can be made in a distributed database, and the tradeoff between client and the server.

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Episode 157: Hadoop with Philip Zeyliger

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Episode 157: Hadoop with Philip Zeyliger

Philip Zeyliger of Cloudera discusses the Hadoop project with Robert Blumen. The conversation covers the emergence of large data problems, the Hadoop file system, map-reduce, and a look under the hood at how it all works. The listener will also learn where and how Hadoop is being used to process large data sets.

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