Real-time Analytics at Massive Scale with Pinot

Real-time Analytics at Massive Scale with Pinot





Raptor supercomputer, Mississippi State University.

God. Sun Microsystems had beautiful machines.

You’re kidding, right? Sun largely produced some of the ugliest hardware on the planet. The jury is out if that’s an…

When it came to the fashion side of the Unix wars, I really feel like sun came in a close second to SGI.

And shit, sometimes you gotta just design by engineers, for reasons

(Source: Flickr / rogersmith)

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How Twitter Uses Redis to Scale - 105TB RAM, 39MM QPS, 10,000+ Instances  - High Scalability -

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Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan 
  5. Autumn Path
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring

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A Bismuth Geode. Looks like a cyborgenetic egg - Imgur

A Bismuth Geode. Looks like a cyborgenetic egg - Imgur

Fuck yea, Germany!

Tumblr: Hashing Your Way to Handling 23,000 Blog Requests per Second - High Scalability -


Check out this sweet write up our own Michael Schenck [michael] wrote on scaling Tumblr’s perimeter. 

At Tumblr, blogs (or Tumblelog) are one of our most highly trafficked faces on the internet.  One of the most convenient aspects of tumblelogs is their highly cacheable nature, which is fantastic because of the high views/post ratio the Tumblr network offers our users.  That said, it’s not entirely trivial to scale out the perimeter proxy tier, let alone the caching tier, necessary for serving all of those requests…

So, I did this thing…