Architecture Weekly Issue #72. Articles, books, and playlists on architecture and related topics. Split by sections, highlighted with complexity: 🤟 means hardcore, 👷♂️ is technically applicable right away, 🍼 - is an introduction to the topic or an overview. Now in telegram as well.
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Relational Databases Explained 🤟
Recently I interviewed a pretty Senior guy who was doing very well but lacked the understanding of indexes and how to scale relational databases. Fortunately, Architecture Notes came up with a new long post about RDBMS, including the indexes and B-Trees explained. BTW, I have a video on B-Trees as well :)
Creating a Multi-Region Application with AWS Services 👷♂️
This week the US-EAST-1 region of AWS was affected by an outage caused by AWS Lambda capacity management. There is no postmortem yet, but it is worth returning to the roots of multi-region application architecture. So grab an article from AWS themselves!
#cloud #aws #availability
Frugal Software Architecture. Part 2: Strategic Investments 🍼
The very first principle of frugal software architecture is strategic investments. While the name might imply a purely financial perspective, it extends further into time, technology, and talent. Grab the second article from the series!
Good availability measure 🤟
Following up on the availability topic. How do you measure the availability? Surprisingly, every cloud provider uses its own approach. In this paper, you will find what makes a good availability metric, why the current ones are not fulfilling those requirements and find a proposal for a true metric.
Architecture Principles 🍼
Architecture Principles can guide the major decisions in your system like picking up a technology for Identity Management or picking up a communication protocol. Still the question is what makes a good architecture principle? How to formulate one? Find those rules covered in the article alongside with good examples.
Intro to Kubernetes with Carlos Sanchez 🍼
Another interview! I spoke with the Principal Scientist at Adobe Experience Manager and the author of Jenkins Kubernetes Plugin - Carlos Sanchez! We figured out what is Kubernetes, what are the basic building blocks of it and what benefit it brings to managing your payload.
#kubernetes #k8s #interview #video
Database Partition Conversion with minimum downtime 🤟
Partitioning the database is a known practice of handling the growing amount of data. However it is important to also know how to create a new partition while under the heavy load: cause what other load led you to a db requiring a partition? Find the great piece of migrating to a new partition for a PostgreSQL.
PayPals' Key-Value Store open-sourced 👷♂️
Some of the news here! PayPal open-sourced JunoDB, a distributed key-value store that uses RocksDB as the underlying storage engine. PayPal is serving 350 billion requests which requires a highly available and security-focused database. Find out how it can be achieved!
Introduction to encryption 🤟
And the last one for today - the introduction to encryption. I decided that it is always good to get back to the fundamentals - and I stumbled upon a good article. So grab the read!