Schedule: Operations sessions

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Location: Regency 1
Richard Campbell (Strangeloop Networks)
Average rating: **...
(2.15, 27 ratings)
Go beyond the case study and watch a real-time crash, analysis, repair and recovery of a web site under load. In this workshop Richard brings an actual web farm to the stage, load tests it to failure, diagnoses the problem and repairs it. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Luke Kanies (Puppet Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.93, 29 ratings)
This workshop provides a simple, working introduction to Puppet. It covers basic design guidelines, best practices for building your own Puppet installation, and all of the tools you'll use in the course of using Puppet. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Jeff Hammerbacher (Assistant Professor | Mount Sinai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.69, 26 ratings)
Do you manage big data for hungry users? Do you, or have you considered, using Hadoop? Come join the Cloudera team as we show you the tips and tricks we use to manage some of the largest Hadoop clusters in the world. We'll go over setup, upgrades, monitoring and optimization. Managing petabytes doesn't have to be hard - we'll show you how. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Theo Schlossnagle (OmniTI/Circonus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.57, 35 ratings)
Internet traffic spikes aren't what they used to be. It is now evident that even the smallest sites can suffer the attention of the global audience. This presentation dives into techniques to avoid collapse under dire circumstances. Looking at some real traffic spikes, we'll pinpoint what part of the architecture is crumbling under the load; then, walk though stop-gaps and complete solutions. Read more.
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Location: Regency Ballroom
Jeremy Bingham (Dailykos.com)
Average rating: **...
(2.22, 37 ratings)
Learn about how Daily Kos survived what was essentially an eleven month long Slashdotting, while reducing hardware costs and ultimately the amount of work needed to keep the site running. Read more.
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Location: Regency Ballroom
John Adams (Twitter)
Average rating: ****.
(4.28, 43 ratings)
In this session we will discuss improvements made to Twitter over the last year to increase scalability. Changes made through internal process, development methodologies, queuing strategies, and operations will also be discussed. Read more.
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Location: Regency Ballroom
Justin Huff (Google, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.27, 30 ratings)
Picnik has been using Amazon Web Services for two years. We love it. And we hate it. It also made us lazy. We'll explain what we mean, and how you can benefit. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
John Allspaw (Etsy.com), Paul Hammond (-)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 41 ratings)
Communications and cooperation between development and operations isn't optional, it's mandatory. Flickr takes the idea of "release early, release often" to an extreme - on a normal day there are 10 full deployments of the site to our servers. This session discusses why this rate of change works so well, and the culture and technology needed to make it possible. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Adam Jacob (Opscode), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard)
Average rating: ***..
(3.86, 22 ratings)
Utilizing a mixture of open source tools and battle-tested techniques, Adam and Ezra will show you how to build an infrastructure that's easy to manage, integrates with your application, and is self-documenting. Along the way, they'll give you the key insights you need to get maximum benefit from these technologies for your business. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Mandi Walls (Opscode)
Average rating: ***..
(3.15, 20 ratings)
In 2008, www.aol.com started on a migration path from a web platform developed entirely in-house to one made up of common Open Source components. This talk discusses some of the hurdles faced by the www.aol.com Operations team while building an entirely new architecture from the ground up for AOL's homepages. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Richard Crowley (OpenDNS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 19 ratings)
OpenDNS performs more than 8 billion DNS queries each day, generating mountains of data which we give back to our users. Processing and storing the interesting bits took a special map-reduce pipeline running on seven servers, backed by MySQL and memcached. I'll share all of the false starts and the techniques used to finally cope with more than half a gigabyte of log files per minute. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Adam Bechtel (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 18 ratings)
Do you measure the size of your infrastructure by number of machines, or in terms of megawatts? This presentation looks at some of the scaling challenges Yahoo! faced as it grew into a multi-megawatt infrastructure. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Frank Mashraqi (Opportunities)
Average rating: **...
(2.24, 17 ratings)
Disk I/O adds most to the latency of an application. For many MySQL based sites, performance problems become extremely painful when in addition to overnight growth, the data set fails to fit in the memory. Sharding strategies can be very difficult to implement overnight. Quick wins can be secured by optimizing data based on application access patterns & making working data sets fit in the memory. Read more.
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Location: Regency 1
Alan Kasindorf (Six Apart)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 22 ratings)
HAProxy, nginx, LVM, Pound, Perlbal. Lots of load balancers, lots of algorithms. We explore how they all work, how they're different, and how to tune for your own website. Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Robert Johnson (Facebook)
Average rating: ****.
(4.42, 19 ratings)
At Facebook we serve billions of personalized pages every day, each of them computed from hundreds or thousands of separate pieces of data. This adds up to almost fifty million data requests per second against a dataset of over 50TB. Making every page fast in this environment is a serious challenge, and I'll be sharing some of the lessons we've learned trying to accomplish it. Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 12 ratings)
What do you do when you've pushed the World's Most Popular Database as far as you can? You fork it and make it go further, of course! Drizzle is tackling our everyday scaling needs head on, and is likely something you should know more about. Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Jeremy Zawodny (craigslist.org)
Average rating: ***..
(3.73, 15 ratings)
MySQL always starts out fast. But unless you make the right decisions early on, it won't stay that way. Learn what works and what doesn't and how to keep MySQL from being your bottleneck as your site grows. Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Andrew Shafer (Parvus Captus)
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 16 ratings)
Skillfully applied, the family of Agile practices can increase both velocity and quality. Agile is a term usually applied to 'Software Development', but does Agile apply to Operations? This session will present the foundational principles of the Agile movement, outline where they directly apply to operations and where they might not. The analysis will consider tools, process and planning. Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Doug Judd (Zvents, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Hypertable is an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. The design emphasis has been on scalability as opposed to support of ACID transactions and the relational model. This new class of database technology has proven to be well-suited for scalable Web 2.0 applications. Baidu, China's leading search engine, is now an official sponsor of Hypertable. Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Alistair Croll (Solve For Interesting), Sean Power (Watching Websites)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
You aren't the only one who cares about the web. Elsewhere, people in usability testing, marketing, customer support, community management, and research are instrumenting furiously. But you don't know what they know -- and that's bad for your job and your company. This session is a behind-the-scenes tour of what the rest of your company is doing with your site and how you can work together, FTW! Read more.
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Location: Regency 2
Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Rich Wolski (Eucalyptus Systems Inc.), Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum (CSC)), James Urquhart (Cnet), John Willis (Enstratius)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Coming Soon! Read more.
  • Keynote Systems
  • Google
  • Shopzilla
  • Aptimize
  • Facebook
  • NeuStar
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • SoftLayer
  • SpringSource
  • Sun Microsystems

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