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The data & analytics teams at Etsy build up and tear down more than a thousand independent Hadoop clusters on EC2 each month. This talk discusses the benefits of this approach, where Elastic Map Reduce serves as a "meta-cluster" in which on-demand Hadoop clusters can be created, used, and shut down quickly and easily.
Ever wondered whether you should use a weak reference or a phantom reference? If you answered "yes" or "phantom who?," this is the talk for you. Walk in with a working knowledge of the language, and walk out an expert in references, referents, reclamation and other garbage collection necromancy.
As adoption of cloud platforms grows, both in dedicated and
"mixed-use" configurations, the original Cloud 1.0 vision of "run
anything, anywhere" has been extended and refined to cover a number of
considerations that are turning out to be essential across various
cloud usage models.
BrowserMob, a Portland-based cloud load testing and monitoring service, spins up thousands of servers every day in various cloud environments, including Amazon, Rackspace, and GoGrid. Learn from the founder about the various open source Java tools he built upon to design a highly scalable, modern cloud-based architecture.
You've heard about NoSQL. You've heard about the Cloud. What if you could spin up something like HBase in a couple minutes and try out both at the same time. By the end of this session, you'll learn how to do just that, in a way portable across several NoSQL projects and dozens of compute clouds.