The Week That Was for week ending Jan 18, 2015

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this weeks, “The Week That Was” we bring to you some of the more relevant and interesting reads that have been published over the last week from various sources across the internet.

Performance Testing –

  • Considerations for microservices based applications – Link
  • LoadRunner Truclient: Run native mobile scripts on devices – Link
  • MYSQL Performance implications  of InnoDB isolation – Link

Web Operations & Performance – 

  • Performance comparison of HTTPS, SPDY and HTTP/2 – Link
  • Looking at web performance from different angles – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • Superbowl ad performance – Link
  • Slice and dice your server using labels and categories – Link

Java Performance – 

  • Scalable big data stream processing with Storm and Groovy – Link
  • A JVM profiler for Hadoop – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • Deep Image: Scaling up Image Recognition – Link
  • Hyper-Threading: How does it double CPU throughput – Link
  • Android Performance Patterns – Link
  • Top considerations when designing for scale – Link
  • How the biggest sites build scalable and resilient systems – Link
  • High Performance computing contributions to Big Data – Link

Capacity Management  –

  • HDFS Storage Efficiency using Tiered Storage – Link
  • Azure launched monster cloud instances – Link

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and all pumped up for the week ahead. Best wishes for the week ahead and happy hacking!!!!

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Jayanth Ganapathiraju (LinkedIn) is a Performance Engineer at a large Healthcare organization with over 10 years of experience working as a senior software developer and a performance lead.  As part of current role, he works with several teams within the company in the  organization on coming up with performance test strategies and mentor teams on the need for continuous performance testing. He has an appetite for exploring new technologies and processes and strongly believes in life long learning. When not in front of his laptop, you can find him reading a non-technical book in a quiet corner or in deep soliloquy.

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