Jan
8

Announcing Stampede: Flyweight Workflow Tool for *nix

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Dean Wampler

When you’re building nontrivial workflows, you need a tool that lets you express the dependencies between tasks, schedule their execution, detect failures and attempt retries, etc. You also want that tool to be concise, easy to use, yet powerful. Welcome to Stampede, the workflow tool that works as Cthulhu intended for *nix systems, using make for dependency management and task…

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Dec
7

MongoSV Conference

Posted on December 7, 2010 by Ron Bodkin

It was great attending the MongoSV conference last week. The conference was packed with attendees from a mix of backgrounds, showing lots of interest in scaling with MongoDB. There were some good technical talks from 10gen about their database. I especially liked the hands on intro by CEO Dwight Merriman, and the hand drawn slides…

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Oct
15

Foursquare’s MongoDB Outage

Posted on October 15, 2010 by Ron Bodkin

Foursquare recently suffered a total site outage for eleven hours. The outage was caused by unexpected uneven growth in their MongoDB database that their monitoring didn’t detect. The system outage was prolonged when an attempt to add a partition didn’t work due to fragmentation, and required taking the database offline to compact it. This article…

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