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Another 10 Performance Wins

Following on from my earlier 10 performance wins post, here is another group of 10 I have worked on. # Target Analyzed Key Tool Fixed Specific Improvement 11 redis System DTrace System scheduler 41% 12 rsync System DTrace Application app config 5x 13 mongoperf System DTrace System ZFS tuning up to 8x 14 backups System [...]

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 10:08 am by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · One Comment
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Benchmarking the Cloud

Benchmarking, and benchmarking the cloud, is incredibly error prone. I provided guidance though this minefield in the benchmarking chapter of my book (Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud); that chapter can be read online on the InformIT site. I also gave a lightning talk about benchmarking gone wrong at Surge last year. In this post, [...]

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Systems Performance: available now

My new book Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud is shipping now from your favorite online book supplier (informIT, amazon). Thanks to those who have ordered a copy! I’ve already received feedback from people finding it useful, which is really gratifying. For an intro to the book, see my previous blog post about it. I’ve [...]

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 3:57 pm by Brendan Gregg · Permalink · One Comment
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