Browsing posts written by: Alan Leung

Adventures with a PostGreSQL RAM Drive
December 9, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Some days, you want to distribute your application to 500 nodes around the world. Other days, you just want it to run faster on this one stupid little box. Today is one of the latter days. Here at AppNeta, we run everything in Amazon. When we were starting out, like most people, we treated Amazon
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A Different View of Hadoop Performance
November 21, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

A question that many developers often ask is, “Can I make it run faster?” In particular, how can we discover the maximum performance of an individual MapReduce job?  Let’s set up a test run, and see how fast we can make it. We’ll base this analysis on native Hadoop components, however, the solution should extend to
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