Monthly Archives: July 2010

1,250,000,000 Key/Value Pairs in Redis 2.0.0-rc3 on a 32GB Machine

Following up on yesterday’s 200,000,000 Keys in Redis 2.0.0-rc3 post, which was a worst-case test scenario to see what the overhead for top-level keys in Redis is, I decided to push the boundaries in a different way. I wanted to … Continue reading

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200,000,000 Keys in Redis 2.0.0-rc3

I’ve been testing Redis 2.0.0-rc3 in the hopes of upgrading our clusters very soon. I really want to take advantage of hashes and various tweaks and enhancements that are in the 2.0 tree. I was also curious about the per-key … Continue reading

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Coding Outside My Comfort Zone: Front-End Hacking with jQuery and flot

To folks who’ve read my tech ramblings over the years, it’s probably no surprise that I generally avoid doing front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) like the plague. In fact, that’s probably one of the reasons I finally migrated my blog … Continue reading

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MySQL 5.5.4-m3 in Production

Back in April I wrote that MySQL 5.5.4 is Very Exciting and couldn’t wait to start running it in production. Now here we are several months later and are using 5.5.4-m3 on all the slaves in what is arguably our … Continue reading

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Database Drama

There’s been a surprising amount of drama (in some circles, at least) about database technology recently.  I shouldn’t be surprised, given the volume of reactions to the I Want a New Datastore post that I wrote. (Hint: I still hear … Continue reading

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Testing Redis 2.0.0 Release Canidate with Perl

I’m pretty excited about the upcoming 2.0.0 release of Redis. As you can see in the changelog, I made a few minor contributions to this release. I’m most excited about being able to perform unions and intersections with sorted sets … Continue reading

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