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Extract, Shoehorn, and Load
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Extract, Shoehorn, and Load

Data doesn't always fit nicely into a new home.

Achieving Digital Permanence
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Achieving Digital Permanence

The many challenges to maintaining stored information and ways to overcome them.

Net Neutrality
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Net Neutrality: Unexpected Solution to Blockchain Scaling

Cloud-delivery networks could dramatically improve blockchains' scalability, but clouds must be provably neutral first.

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Universe
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A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blockchain Universe

Blockchain remains a mystery, despite its growing acceptance.

CodeFlow
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CodeFlow: Improving the Code Review Process at Microsoft

A discussion with Jacek Czerwonka, Michaela Greiler, Christian Bird, Lucas Panjer, and Terry Coatta

SQL Is No Excuse to Avoid DevOps
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SQL Is No Excuse to Avoid DevOps

Automation and a little discipline allow better testing, shorter release cycles, and reduced business risk.

Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops
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Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops

How Google moved its virtual desktops to the cloud.

Mind Your State for Your State of Mind
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Mind Your State for Your State of Mind

The interactions between storage and applications can be complex and subtle.

GitOps
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GitOps: A Path to More Self-Service IT

IaC + PR = GitOps

Workload Frequency Scaling Law
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Workload Frequency Scaling Law: Derivation and Verification

Workload scalability has a cascade relation via the scale factor.

Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems
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Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems

Different uses for read-optimized B-trees and write-optimized LSM-trees.

Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services
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Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services

Embracing failures for improving availability.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Cluster Scheduling for Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Bitcoin's ­Underlying Incentives
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Bitcoin's ­Underlying Incentives

The unseen economic forces that govern the Bitcoin protocol.

Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree
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Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree

The concept of cryptocurrencies is built from forgotten ideas in research literature.

XML and JSON Are Like Cardboard
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XML and JSON Are Like Cardboard

Cardboard surrounds and protects stuff as it crosses boundaries.

Hootsuite
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Hootsuite: In Pursuit of Reactive Systems

A discussion with Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, Jonas Bonér, Ken Britton, and Terry Coatta

The IDAR Graph
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The IDAR Graph

An improvement over UML.

MongoDB's Javascript Fuzzer
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MongoDB's Javascript Fuzzer

The fuzzer is for those edge cases that your testing did not catch.

Life Beyond Distributed Transactions
From Communications of the ACM

Life Beyond Distributed Transactions

An apostate's opinion.
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