Another core problem we’ve faced is one of the fundamental features of MongoDB (or any other schemaless storage engine): the lack of a schema. The lack of a schema may sound interesting, and in some cases it can certainly have its benefits. However, for many the usage of a schemaless storage engine leads to the problem of implicit schemas. These schemas aren’t defined by your storage engine but instead are defined based on application behaviour and expectations.Well, don’t say we didn’t warn you ;)
Particularly notable for this horrific misfeature, noted by jgc:
I can’t commit code at CloudFlare because we use two-factor auth for the VPN (and everything else) and non-Apple apps on my iPhone are asking for my iTunes password. Tried airplane mode and apps simply don’t load at all!That is a _disastrous_ policy choice by Apple. Does this mean Apple can shut down third-party app operation on iOS devices worldwide should they feel like it?
excellent walkthrough of CO and how it affects Yahoo!’s Cloud Storage Benchmarking platform
Backblaze deliver their take on nearline storage: ‘Backblaze’s cloud storage Vaults deliver 99.99999% annual durability, horizontal scalability, and 20 Gbps of per-Vault performance, while being operationally efficient and extremely cost effective. Driven from the same mindset that we brought to the storage market with Backblaze Storage Pods, Backblaze Vaults continue our singular focus of building the most cost-efficient cloud storage around.’
Privacy campaign group Lobbyplag puts Ireland one of top three offenders in pushing for changes to EU privacy law
the stock-photo counterpart to “Women Eating Salad” has been found
good empirical results on Spark’s resilience to network/host outages in EC2
Concourse is a CI system composed of simple tools and ideas. It can express entire pipelines, integrating with arbitrary resources, or it can be used to execute one-off builds, either locally or in another CI system.