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Scalability Tips: Greatest Hits

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In the past two years we’ve written a ton of material on scalability. Here’s the greatest hits…

Why Generalists Are Better at Scaling the Web

The internet stack is a complex infrastructure of interlocking components. An scalability engineer must be adept at Linux, plus webservers, caching servers, search servers, automation services, and relational databases on the backend. We think a generalist with a broad base of experience is most suited to the job of scalability engineer.

5 Things Toxic to Scalability

ORMs should keep you up at night, but so should coupled and locking processes, a single copy of your database, missing metrics and no deployment feature flags.

5 More Things Deadly to Scalability

A followup to the original, we touch on Disk I/O, RAID, queuing in the database (a no-no), full-text searching, insufficient or missing caching and lastly the dreaded technical debt.

Scalability Happiness

A Zen monk might ask what is the sound of one hand clapping? That’s the sound your servers will be making when you apply this one simple principal.

5 Ways to Boost MySQL Scalability

Deploying MySQL as your web-facing database? Here are a few key tips to boost speed & performance.

3 Ways To Boost Cloud Scalability

Building your startup in the Amazon Web Services cloud? There are 3 things you absolutely must do.

Why Your Cloud Is Speeding for a Scalability Cliff

The cloud may seem like the obvious place to build new applications & infrastructure, but there is a precipice hidden from sight…

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