Monthly Archives: February 2011

Redis Sharding at Craigslist

After reading Salvatore’s Redis Presharding, I thought I’d write up the sharding technique we use at Craigslist to take advantage of multiple cores, multiple hosts, and allow for painless growth (up to a point). Nodes The primary building block of … Continue reading

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Webdis is Full of Awesome

I’ve long wanted a lightweight system for gathering and graphing simple performance metrics without a lot of centralized processing. I could use something like StatsD from the Etsy folks but got inspired by reading about Redis at Disqus the other … Continue reading

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Slides for: Fusion-io and MySQL 5.5 at Craigslist

The slides from the talk I gave at Percona Live San Francisco yesterday are now available on slideshare (hopefully the embed works here too): View more presentations from Jeremy Zawodny. Overall, I enjoyed the conference–not just meeting up folks I … Continue reading

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MongoDB Data Types and Perl

In working to import a couple billion documents from MySQL into MongoDB, I’m trying to make sure I get it all right. And I recently stumbled upon one way in which I was getting to decidely wrong: data types. I … Continue reading

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When an example falls in your lap

As I recently noted, I’m giving a short talk at Percona Live about our experience with Fusion-io for MySQL at Craigslist. As is often the case, I agreed to give the talk before giving too much thought about exactly what … Continue reading

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Speaking at Percona Live in San Francisco

On Wednesday, February 16th, I’ll be attending Percona Live in San Francisco to hear about what’s new in the MySQL ecosystem and talk about our adoption of Fusion-io storage for some of our systems at Craigslist. Not only do we … Continue reading

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