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Building a better DynamoDB throughput scaling tool

I use DynamoDB, Amazon Web Services’ managed NoSQL data store. It’s a fantastic tool, where there’s basically no management needs placed on me. That’s with two exceptions: Backups Throughput scaling Backups is fine. I built a small tool that gets the latest changes and stores them elsewhere. Throughput scaling is a bit more involved so I […]

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The economic scalability of DynamoDB

I’ve been using DynamoDB for a few months now after re-architecting a system which started becoming painful to scale on a traditional RDBMS system. The problem wasn’t necessarily read/write performance but rather the total storage space needed as a lot of “unstructured” blobs was stored in the DB. DynamoDB gives me a care free setup […]

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Performance: Rackspace Cloud vs Amazon Web Services

Performance related posts and articles seem to be rather popular, with my Java vs C++ post being one of the big traffic drivers on this blog. Now it’s time to do another one, with a very specific use case in mind. I’m into the third and final term for my masters in quantitative finance. As part of […]