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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/upstarts_edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Big technology companies have so much going on at any given time that a journalist can tell any type of story they want to about it. Depending on what angle you observe the company from, you can write a story depicting that company as good, evil, growing, or about to crash. The truth only becomes apparent to outsiders with time. Amazon’s culture and
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Scalable_Architecture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Lee Atchison spent seven years at Amazon working in retail, software distribution, and Amazon Web Services. He then moved to New Relic, where he has spent four years scaling the company’s internal architecture. From his decade of experience at fast growing web technology companies, Lee has written the book Architecting for Scale, from O’Reilly. As an application scales, it becomes significantly more
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Serverless_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Virtual machines were the unit of cloud computation for many years. Amazon Web Services pioneered the democratized model of allowing anyone to deploy a service to the cloud, running on a virtual machine on Amazon’s servers. After virtual machines, containers have become the unit of scale in the cloud. We break up our virtualized servers into even smaller units of computation called containers.
From Eric Tschetter’s answer via Quora: The difference you are asking about though is ParAccel vs. Druid. ParAccel is the software that Amazon is licensing for RedShift. Aside from just potential differences in performance, there are some functional differences (these are all based on a cursory understanding of what ParAccel does, I’ve read what I could find on it, but a lot of my understanding is extracted from interpretations of marketing
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/geekwire_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Our justice system in general – even if you look at things like our regulatory system, our patent system – I think it has a very hard time keeping up with the current pace of technology.” Microsoft and Amazon are the tech giants of the Pacific Northwest. These two companies shape Seattle technology, and Todd Bishop has been writing about them for over
http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/10_philosophies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFollowing the successful experiment of History of Hadoop, we are doing another Saturday experiment: an editorial podcast. Let us know your thoughts via Slack, Twitter, or email! Our podcast errs on the side of technical rigor. Whether the topic is distributed databases, microservices, Soylent, Uber, or Dwarf Fortress, we try to separate hype from substance, deferring the narrative to the guest. With that deference there is editorial
“The world is increasingly disconnected, if you think about dealing with things like mobile devices that flap in and out of connectedness.”