The Week That Was for week ending May 10, 2015

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always on the lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this week’s, “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 –

  • Breaking down web performance on tax day – Link
  • How to fake load tests with SQLQueryStress – Link
  • End of life for Google’s PageSpeed – Link

Web Operations & Performance  

  • What bagging groceries can teach about web performance – Link
  • Key performance metrics for IBM Websphere Commerce – Link
  • CMG MeasureIT Issue 15.3 – Link
  • Art of DevOps : Staging  Grounds – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Using Java agent monitoring profiles – Link
  • New Relic Service Maps – Link
  • Apple opens up engagement metrics with App Analytics beta – Link
  • How to automate Enterprise Application Monitoring using Ansible – Link

Java Performance 

  • Playing with concurrency and Performance in Java and Node.js – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Advantages of CQRS – Link
  • Internet scale services checklist – Link
  • StackDive: Evolution of Wayfair’s stack – Link
  • Scaling ElasticSearch for production – Link
  • Neo4j cost based optimizer has made queries 100x faster – Link
  • How to use HAProxy to handle Traffic spikes – Link
  • Fast approximate Logarithms: Part 1 – Link
  • Introduction to Database engine tuning advisor – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Server and storage I/O benchmarking and performance resources – Link
  • Google unveils Cloud BigTable, Big data NoSql database service – Link
  • Buying provisioned IOPS for peaky loads  on RDS may be a mistake – 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!!!!Practical Performance Analyst is run with the support of volunteers. Please feel free to drop us a note with any interesting articles you might come across which you think are worth sharing with rest of the community. We truly appreciate your support.


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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