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Episode 371: Howard Chu On the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB)

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Episode 371: Howard Chu On the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB)

Howard Chu, CTO of Symas Corp and chief architect of the OpenLDAP project, discusses the key technical features of the Lightning Memory-mapped Database (LMDB) that make it one of the fastest, most efficient, and safest embedded data stores in the world. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Chu about B+tree data structures, multi-version concurrency control, memory-mapped […]

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SE-Radio Episode 315: Jeroen Janssens on Tools for Data Science

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SE-Radio Episode 315: Jeroen Janssens on Tools for Data Science

Felienne interviews Jeroen Janssens on Data Science. They examine what data science is exactly, particularly exploring how it differs from machine learning and statistics. The episode further considers what skills people need to be great data scientists – skills that are related but not always equal to the skills that programming and software engineering require. […]

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SE-Radio Episode 271: Idit Levine on Unikernels

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SE-Radio Episode 271: Idit Levine on Unikernels

Jeff Meyerson talks to Idit Levine about Unikernels and unik, a project for compiling unikernels. The Linux kernel contains features that may be unnecessary to many application developers–particularly if those developers are deploying to the cloud. Unikernels allow programmers to specify the minimum features of an operating system we need to deploy our applications. Topics […]

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SE-Radio Episode 235: Ben Hindman on Apache Mesos

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SE-Radio Episode 235: Ben Hindman on Apache Mesos

Ben Hindman talks to Jeff Meyerson about Apache Mesos, a distributed systems kernel. Mesos abstracts away many of the hassles of managing a distributed system. Hindman starts with a high-level explanation of Mesos, explaining the problems he encountered trying to run multiple instances of Hadoop against a single data set. He then discusses how Twitter uses […]

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Episode 225: Brendan Gregg on Systems Performance

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Episode 225: Brendan Gregg on Systems Performance

Senior performance architect and author of *Systems Performance* Brendan Gregg talks with Robert Blumen about systems performance: how the hardware and OS layers affect application behavior. The discussion covers the scope of systems performance, systems performance in the software life cycle, the role of performance analysis in architecture, methodologies for solving performance problems, dynamic tracing […]

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