Tag: performance

SE-Radio Episode 347: Daniel Corbett on Load Balancing and HAProxy

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SE-Radio Episode 347: Daniel Corbett on Load Balancing and HAProxy

Daniel Corbett of HAProxy discusses how load balancers such as HAProxy are used to improve application scalability, reliability, and security. Host Jeremy Jung spoke with Corbett to explain the concept of load and how a load balancer can distribute it across application servers; the open systems interconnection (OSI) model and how it relates to load […]

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SE-Radio Episode 345: Tyler McMullen on Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

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SE-Radio Episode 345: Tyler McMullen on Content Delivery Networks (CDNs)

Tyler McMullen of Fastly discusses using Content Delivery Networks to improve application speed, reliability, and security. Host Jeremy Jung speaks with McMullen about what CDNs are and how developers can take advantage of them. They discuss how a CDN consists of thousands of edge servers in datacenters around the world; how these servers cache and […]

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SE-Radio Episode 328: Bruce Momjian on the Postgres Query Planner

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SE-Radio Episode 328: Bruce Momjian on the Postgres Query Planner

Bruce Momjian, a longtime Postgres developer, educator and consultant joins Robert Blumen for a discussion of the SQL query planner in the Postgres relational database. Topics covered include what is a query? How queries are evaluated by the server; the phases of query evaluation; SQL as a declarative language; why declarative query evaluation is simpler […]

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SE-Radio Episode 277: Gil Tene on Tail Latency

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SE-Radio Episode 277: Gil Tene on Tail Latency

Gil Tene joins Robert Blumen for a discussion of tail latency. What is latency? What is “tail latency”? Why are the upper percentiles of latency more relevant to humans? How is human interaction with an application influenced by tail latency? What are the economics of tail latency? What are the origins of tail latency within […]

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SE-Radio Episode 255: Monica Beckwith on Java Garbage Collection

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SE-Radio Episode 255: Monica Beckwith on Java Garbage Collection

Monica Beckwith joins Robert Blumen for a discussion of java garbage collection. What is garbage collection? GC algorithms; history of GC in the java language; fragmentation and compaction; generational strategies; causes of pauses; impact of pauses on application performance; tuning GC; GC on multi-core and large memory machines; should production servers be implemented in non-GC […]

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