Last week I upgraded the production cluster for one of my customers to Riak 1.3.0 and applied an additonal patch. Like the last time, I’d like to share my experiences of the process.
Last week I helped migrating a small Riak production cluster from 0.14.2 to 1.2. I’d like to share the experiences regarding the preparation and testing of the process.
Upgrading straight from 0.14.2 to 1.2 is possible if you are willing to take an additional risk. And, as always, you should be very cautions about your steps. When in doubt, ask the guys on the ML, or do the detour via 1.1.4.
It took some time, but the first videos of the NoSQL Matters 2012 Cologne are online. Timos and my talk is under these first videos! Unfortunalty the audio quality is not ideal, but still okay. Have fun!
At this year’s NoSQL Matters conference in Cologne, which was also the first one of its kind, I held a talk together with Timo Derstappen about the evolution of adcloud’s adserver. We took the audience on a journey spanning multiple years of changing requirements and the resulting architectural decisions made during that time. A focus was on NoSQL databases involved in the adserver, of course :)
For one of my clients I’m doing performance assessments on a quite regular basis. For adcloud, performance is a primary key to success. To give you a little background: adcloud’s adserver system is serving thousands of requests per second — only with a couple of application servers. And since customers don’t like slow loading ads on their pages, latency besides raw throughput is a fundamental criteria defining the service’s quality.
We basically run extensive load tests with different scenarios all the time to ensure that a new feature or even a small improvement does not compromise the stability and quality of the system — especially under load. Functional correctness is covered by unit and integration tests, but non-functional aspects like throughput and latency are a bit harder to measure and to deliver. How exactly the setup looks like, which I created to help adcloud to run automated, distributed load tests, will be the topic of another post. For this article I’d like to outline an idea I have had in mind for quite some time now and which has been proven to work at least once.
As you might have been noticed already Dirk and I started rubyismagic.de. First it was just a quick idea to give a talk at cologne.rb – the local Ruby User Group here in Cologne. We talked about the seven types of closures in Ruby and we good quite positiv feedback right after the talk. So we decided to make the show a regular one at colognerb. We will take a closer look stuff you see everyday using Ruby, like closures.
For every presentation at colognerb we’ll post an article, the slides and code. Additionally we’ll add some articles in between on subjects that are related to the shows topics.
We hope you have fun reading the first episodes post about Closures in Ruby.
I helt a another little talk (in German) where I presented Riak at the NoSQL Usergroup Cologne. A little late (sorry, caught a cold), but here are my slides.
I helt a little talk (in German) where I presented/introduced CouchDB at the NoSQL Usergroup Cologne on Nov. 2nd. A little late, but here are my slides.
Show and List Functions are used to transform single documents (show) and multiple documents e.g. from a view (list) into anything you want: JSON, HTML lists, SVG graphs…
Today I had some weird issues with various gems complaining about missing iconv and readline. Here is how I fixed it: Installing the libs via
rvm package install, switched to the system ruby (not sure if this is really necessary), remove ruby 1.9.2 (important!) and reinstall it. Before installing the rvm packages I removed any previous trace of them by
rm -rf ~/.rvm/usr.
I hope that might be handy for anyone having issues with that too.
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