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October 23, 2009

Third Stage (and not the repeatedly-delayed album from Boston)

As a nerdy adolescent boy growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana I discovered that I really loved computers – and computer software in particular. Creating something from nothing and instantly seeing the results in all their black-and-green, 64 column-by-16 line, ASCII-character glory gave me a level of satisfaction very few other things did.

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October 21, 2009

More memcached

Our intrepid NorthScalers have been doing some interesting work recently in memcached land... Last week, Dustin Sallings announced his memcached server implementation in Erlang, called EMemcached

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October 16, 2009

moxi 0.10.0 Released!

I'm pleased to announce the release of moxi 0.10.0, now available at http://labs.northscale.com/moxi/moxi-0.10.0.tar.gz or via Github

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October 12, 2009

scaling data at Los Angeles CloudCamp

It's just over a week ago now, but I had a good time and learned a few things from both the session and the discussions at the Los Angeles CloudCamp. I proposed, and ultimately lead a session on scaling data.  Actually, I proposed it as "Scaling Your Data: Both Before and After you Need To."

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October 1, 2009

NoSQL is a horseless carriage

There's a lot of buzz on the NoSQL, or anti-RDBMS, meme lately.  But, I don't like those category names. NoSQL? It's a backwards ref, instead of a forwards-looking connotation.

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September 24, 2009

spymemcached release candidate has 2x faster bulk loading

Memcached and Java NIO master, Dustin Sallings, has put out a new release candidate of the world's best Java memcached client library, spymemcached.  The most exciting headliner here is the 2x performance improvement for bulk data loading into memcached

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September 20, 2009

power in the protocol

As I've said in other venues, I believe a lot of value in the memcached ecosystem/community stems from well defined client APIs and a well defined over-the-network protocol.  The protocol just makes sense for a large class of things you may need from (as NorthScale's Dustin Sallings calls it) a sloppy LRU distributed hashmap.

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August 7, 2009

MrRoboto: The memcached AMI story

Not so long ago, we went to lunch at a Sushi joint on Castro street in Mountain View across from NorthScale's modest HQ.  On the way over we were talking about Japanese robatayaki and Dave told a story about an Oscar speech for a Japanese animator who works for a company named Robot.

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August 7, 2009

memcached AMI security

One other feature we were able to easily put in place leverages security capabilities in OpenSolaris.  In the Solaris least privilege model, a process can take privs away from itself.  Why would it do that?

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July 21, 2009

OSCON 2009

If you're going to OSCON 2009, we're going to be there too!  Looking forward to catching up with friends and meeting new folks

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