links for 2011-05-23

  • A strict JSON parser and generator for Objective-C. It adds categories to existing Objective-C objects for a super-simple interface. More flexible APIs are also provided for added control.
  • Song listings for most Top Gear episodes.
    (tags: music topgear)
  • Last week, I discussed various choices for cloud data storage.  Subsequently, I've been digging into latency anomalies in some of those systems.  In this post, I'll talk about what I've found.
  • There’s been a few good AWS discussions recently on the Cassandra User List, and some interesting blog posts.

    User List discussions

    best way to backup on EC2 and the SimpleGeo.com table snap
    EC2 Stress Tests with lots of hard numbers
    Multi DC Deployment discussion
    Work on a new EC2 Snitch to make multi region deployments easier using CASSANDRA-2452
    Using Vyatta and IP address resolution in MultiDC setup (EC2)/VIP
    Token selection for a balanced Replica data distributing between racks
    Blogs and such

    Setting up a Cassandra cluster with the DataStax AMI
    Installing the Brisk AMI on Amazon EC2
    Amazon documentation on EC2 Instance Storage
    Persistence Strategies for Amazon EC2
    Summary of the Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS Service Disruption in the US East Region
    RAID0 ephemeral storage on AWS EC2
    Three Latency Anomalies a look at EC2 networking

    (tags: cassandra ec2)
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