The Week That Was for week ending Sep 6

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 –

  • LoadRunner with Javascript as a scripting language – Link
  • Why is partitioned query slower? – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Prepare for failures in your AWS environments – Link
  • Improving web page performance – Link
  • Huge scale deployments – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Back to School – Link
  • App performance for Healthcare apps – Link

Java Performance 

  • Aug 2015 Java Performance tips – Link
  • Aug 2015 Java News – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Radical ideas from the practice of Cloud computing – Link
  • Architectures you have always wondered about – Link
  • Serving 100,000 images per second – Link
  • How stripe manages bajillions of db records – Link
  • GO GC: Prioritzing low latency – Link
  • 10x Performance improvement after rewriting in Erlang – Link
  • Collecting Power data from 5.5 million meters – Link
  • Reactive stream processing at Netflix – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Managing caches in multi-tenant data centers – 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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