Scalability conference sessions

1:30pm–2:10pm Monday, 07/25/2011
Akka is using the Actors together with STM to create a unified runtime and programming model for scaling both UP (multi-core) and OUT (grid/cloud). Akka provides location transparency by abstracting away both these tangents of scalability by turning them into an ops task. This gives the Akka runtime freedom to do adaptive automatic load-balancing, cluster rebalancing, replication & partitioning
5:00pm–5:40pm Thursday, 07/28/2011
No matter which way you look at it PHP is still the most predominant language in use for the web. In the process of creating a scalable platform for PHP, Lucas Carlson came across many issues and discoveries. OReilly author Lucas Carlson takes you through the key issues you need to keep in mind before you write or port PHP code to a public cloud platform. Learn from his findings!
4:20pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/26/2011
Everyone thinks they know what sharding is and how to do it, but simple horizontal read scaling is the small potatoes. In this talk we'll focus on the sharding pattern for large scale read/write architectures, based on real world implementations. Supporting millions of users on commodity hardware doesn't need magical software, just careful application of the right scalability pattern.
1:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 07/26/2011
Google App Engine is an application development and cloud-hosting platform that lets users create apps to run Google's datacenters. In this 3-part tutorial, we'll give a 1-hour intro talk on cloud computing and App Engine, a 90-100 minute introductory codelab to get your feet wet with App Engine development, and finally conclude with about a half-hour intro to some of App Engine's newest features!
5:00pm–5:40pm Wednesday, 07/27/2011
Code execution speed affects development time, hardware, scalability, and the bottom line less than you would think and never where you expect it. Are your optimizations overpriced?