Tag: distributed systems

SE-Radio Episode 362: Simon Riggs on Advanced Features of PostgreSQL

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SE-Radio Episode 362: Simon Riggs on Advanced Features of PostgreSQL

Simon Riggs, founder and CTO of 2nd Quadrant, discusses the advanced features of the Postgres database, that allow developers to focus on applications whilst the database does the heavy lifting of handling large and diverse quantities of data. Host Simon Crossley spoke with Riggs about advanced SQL, indexes, extensibility and scale; using window functions to […]

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SE-Radio Episode 361: Daniel Berg on Istio Service Mesh

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SE-Radio Episode 361: Daniel Berg on Istio Service Mesh

Daniel Berg, who is a distinguished Engineer at IBM cloud unit, talks about Istio service mesh and how it lets developers deploy services into the cloud in a secure, efficient fashion by removing the burden of devops from the core service logic. Host Nishant Suneja begins the show with discussion about the need for a […]

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SE-Radio Episode 353: Max Neunhoffer on Multi-model databases and ArangoDB

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SE-Radio Episode 353: Max Neunhoffer on Multi-model databases and ArangoDB

Max Neunhoffer of ArangoDB discusses about multi-model databases in general, and open source ArangoDB, in specific, with show host Nishant Suneja. The discussion starts with comparing multi-model databases with polyglot persistence style modeling, and what are the advantages of one over the other. The discussion further delves into exploring the internals of ArangoDB, a multi […]

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SE-Radio Episode 344: Pat Helland on Web Scale

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SE-Radio Episode 344: Pat Helland on Web Scale

Pat Helland talks about building systems at web scale that are prepared to handle failure. Pat has been working on databases, transactions and distributed systems since 1978.  Host Edaena Salinas spoke with Helland about the components of a system including physical hardware and data centers; the role of humans in a production system;  automation by […]

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SE-Radio Episode 337: Ben Sigelman on Distributed Tracing

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SE-Radio Episode 337: Ben Sigelman on Distributed Tracing

Ben Sigelman CEO of LightStep and co-author of the OpenTracing standard discusses distributed tracing, a form of event-driven observability useful in debugging distributed systems, understanding latency outlyers, and delivering “white box” analytics.  Host Robert Blumen spoke with Sigelman about the basics of tracing, why it is harder in a distributed system, the concept of tracing […]

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