The Week That Was for – Week Ending Aug 15, 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

  • Performance monitoring for SQL Analysis services – Link
  • Politics  and performance, first republican primary debate – Link
  • Remote profiling Azure App services – Link
  • Improving Facebook’s performance with Flatbuffers – Link
  • Linux performance tools used at Netflix – Link
  • Truclient object descriptors – Link

Web Operations & Performance – 

  • Art of Scalability, Book review – Link
  • Azure High Availability – Link
  • How Netflix made their website 70% faster – Link
  • Designing Poor Performance applications should be an offence – Link
  • Interactive Analytics  at scale – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • Citrix session reliability – Link
  • Performance testing and APM – Link
  • How APM can optimize app performance – Link
  • Independent Health Case Study – Link
  • Optimization coaching for Javascript – Link
  • Hybris Performance Review – Link

Java Performance –

  • Java for low latency – Link
    Dont like throttling? – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • Perfblower, Quickly detecting memory related performance problems – Link
  • Petabyte scale text processing with Spark – Link
  • Facebook preview photos technology – Link
  • Graph processing at Facebook scale – Link
  • Engineering for scale at VM turbo – Link
  • A little golang way – Link

Capacity Management  –

  • Scalable Cloud Architecture for Efficient Multi-GPU Deep Learning – Link
  • Building scalable big data Interfaces with AWS Lambda – Link
  • Google Cloud Data Flow,  5 cents for a million messages – Link
  • Google’s data centers – Link
  • Amazon Aurora Performance – Link

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and are 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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