Getting The Most Out Of Your Flash/SSDs

Young Paik, Aerospike Director, Sales Engineering
One of the most important things you can do to improve the performance of your flash/SSDs with Aerospike is to properly prepare them. This Webinar will go through how to select, test, and prepare the drives so that you will get the best performance and lifetime out of them.
Feb 18 2014
55 mins
Getting The Most Out Of Your Flash/SSDs
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  • Jack Madden converses with James Rendell to get the CA perspective on Enterprise Mobility Management’s (EMM) future potential. EMM must not for get BYOD but also go beyond it into Mobile App Management (MAM) and find ways to keep users personal information and employers information separated and find a way to embrace the Internet of Things.
  • Jack Madden discusses Enterprise Mobility with Arun Bhattacharya to get the CA perspective on the way it should be. This means going beyond BYOD and MDM, and embracing MAM, MEM, MCM, and IoT. For many companies, finding the balance between employers and users privacy and security has been a problematic issues.
  • In this webinar, we’ll be going back to basics to cover what DevOps is and why should you care about it, but also discuss more advanced topics like proactively analyzing business applications during the development phase, and bringing down the silos between developers, IT operations, QA, and the business.

    Sign-up for this webinar with John Jelinek, the co-founder of DevOps Live, and Matt Zanderigo of Riverbed for some expert coaching on taking the plunge to DevOps, smoothing out the interaction between development and operations, and gaining visibility into application change to help speed up application rollouts.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:
    •How to initiate a DevOps transformation, notable traits of successful DevOps cultures and how to get both Dev and Ops to work together effectively
    •How to ensure performance defects are discovered early with sufficient detail to fix the issue with Application Performance Management.
    •How companies like Michelin and National Instruments have reduced production issues up to 30%, and streamlined their application rollout process up to 6 times faster.

    Meet Our Guest Speaker
    John Jelinek is the co-founder of DevOps Live, a meetup group focused on bringing down silos between developers, IT operations, QA, and the business. John is also a Developer Evangelist for TradeStation Technologies, Inc. He helps software engineers build new innovations on the Web with the TradeStation WebAPI, a real-time source for financial market data. He lives in North Dallas with his wife and two daughters.
  • Tras crear un prototipo inicial de su aplicación para una vista previa limitada ya es hora de que el equipo pase a consolidar la arquitectura haciéndola más robusta y tolerante a los fallos antes de lanzarla oficialmente al público final.

    En este capítulo se tratan conceptos de la infraestructura de AWS tales como regiones y zonas de disponibilidad; además, se explica cómo utilizar tales características para incrementar la tolerancia de la aplicación a los fallos.

    Servicios y características tratados
    •Conceptos clave sobre infraestructura (regiones y zonas de disponibilidad)
    •Equilibro de carga elástico (Elastic Load Balancing)
    •Amazon RDS

    Demostración
    •Creación de una AMI basada en una instancia en ejecución
    •Creación y configuración de un equilibrador de carga elástico
    •Zonas de disponibilidad múltiples con Amazon RDS
    •Alarmas con Amazon CloudWatch
  • Una vez expandida con éxito la capacidad del centro de datos a Amazon Web Services para los entornos de desarrollo y prueba, el equipo de IT se enfrenta a un nuevo reto en cuanto a la capacidad, es decir, cómo almacenar la cada vez mayor cantidad de datos generados por las aplicaciones empresariales y mantener los costes a la baja. Además, también se enfrentan al reto de mantener copias de seguridad de esos datos de manera adecuada.

    Este capítulo aborda ambas cuestiones con servicios como Amazon S3 y Amazon Glacier.

    Demostración:

    •AWS Storage Gateway
    •Datos de Amazon S3 a Amazon Glacier

    Servicios y características tratados:
    •Amazon S3
    •Amazon Glacier
    •AWS Storage Gateway
    •AWS Import / Export
  • Enterprises are realizing that the opportunity of data analytics is maximum when the data is fresh and represents the "current reality" of operations or customer experience. The business value of data dramatically falls with its age.

    As IT and line-of-business executives begin to operationalize Hadoop and MPP based batch Big Data analytics, it's time to prepare for the next wave of innovation in data processing.

    Join this webinar on analytics over real-time streaming data.

    You will learn about:
    •How business value is preserved and enhanced using Real-time Streaming Analytics with numerous use-cases in different industry verticals
    •Technical considerations for IT leaders and implementation teams looking to integrate Real-time Streaming Analytics into enterprise architecture roadmap
    •Recommendations for making Real-time Streaming Analytics – real – in your enterprise
    •Impetus StreamAnalytix – an enterprise ready platform for Real-time Streaming Analytics
  • This Analyst Briefing will cover key findings from Frost & Sullivan’s suite of video technology research for 2013, as well as the Digital Media research team’s impressions and conclusions from the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, taking place April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    Reasons to Attend:

    •Understand key technical trends in content delivery and monetization, and their impact on video encoding/transcoding offerings
    •Gain insight into worldwide market growth opportunities
    •Receive highlights related to the competitive landscape
    •Identify customer perceptions and requirements when choosing vendors and solutions
  • Many customers who want to deliver application releases quicker, find bugs earlier and eliminate testing infrastructure turn to Capgemini’s Test Environment Management (TEM) services, which leverages CA LISA® Service Virtualization. The TEM methodology incorporates automated regression testing and virtual test environments; enabling greater coverage of non-function tests. The resulting test environment expedites delivery of new application features to business users, reduces costs and ensures higher quality production systems.

    Join CA Technologies & Capgemini on April 16, 2014 at 10:00 am ET to learn how these capabilities are delivered by Capgemini, the functionality of the CA Technologies tools that make it possible, and a customer’s experience with the Capgemini TEM - CA Technologies solution.
  • Questo è il primo episodio di una serie di webinar che illustreranno le diverse modalità in cui AWS viene utilizzato dai team di sviluppo agili. Tutti gli episodi faranno riferimento a una startup impegnata nell'apertura di una nuova area di business, illustrando i vantaggi offerti dall'utilizzo di AWS. La startup puo' essere una nuova realtà o un centro di innovazione all'interno di una azienda esistente, ad esempio per seguire il lancio di un nuovo prodotto.

    In questo episodio vengono descritti i principali vantaggi di AWS per le startup e i team IT agili, soffermandosi su come il team abbia sviluppato rapidamente un prototipo funzionante utilizzando i diversi servizi offerti dalla piattaforma.
  • Join AWS for this Building Scalable Web Applications webinar where we will explain the key architectural patterns used to build applications in the AWS cloud, and how to leverage cloud fundamentals to build highly available, cost effective web-scale applications.

    You will also learn how to design for elasticity and availability within AWS using a common web architecture as a reference point and discuss strategies for scaling, security, application management and global reach. If you want to know how to make your applications truly scale then join this webinar to learn more.

    Reasons to attend:

    • Understand the architectural properties of powerful, scalable and highly available applications in the Amazon cloud
    • Learn about Amazon regions and services that operate within them that enable you to leverage cloud scaling
    • Discover how to manage data with services like Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Elastic MapReduce to remove constraints from your applications as your achieve web-scale data volumes
    • Hear about customer case studies and real-world examples of scaling from a handful of resources to many thousands in response to customer demand

    Who should attend?

    • Developers, operations, engineers and IT architects who want to learn how to get the best from their applications in AWS
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  • Practical Guide to SQL - NoSQL Migration May 8 2014 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar, Anton will explain the main advantages of NoSQL and common use cases in which the migration to NoSQL makes sense. You will learn about key questions that you have to ask before migration, as well as important differences in data modeling and architectural approaches. Finally, we will take a look at typical application based on RDBMS and will migrate it to NoSQL step by step.

    Key topics that will be covered:

    * Why would you want to migrate to NoSQL
    * Conceptual differences between RDBMS and NoSQL
    * Data modeling and architectural best practices
    * "I got it. But what exactly I need to do?" - Practical migration steps

    Anton has been an active user of many NoSQL databases, including Cassandra, MongoDB, MarkLogic, Aerospike and HBase. Like many people, he learned some of the difficulties behind polyglot persistence and choosing the right NoSQL solution the hard way, and performed many migrations of systems, from relational to NoSQL databases. His goal with this webinar is to help others avoid common pitfalls while learning more about NoSQL solutions in general and the migration process in particular.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER
    Anton Yazovskiy is a Software Engineer at Thumbtack Technology, where he focuses on high-performance enterprise architecture. He has presented at a variety of IT conferences and “DevDays” on topics such as NoSQL and MarkLogic.
  • The BlueKai Playbook for Scaling to 10 Trillion Data Transactions a Month Recorded: Apr 3 2014 43 mins
    Recognized on the “Forbes’ List of Most Promising Companies”, data management platform BlueKai is no stranger to innovation. Their Data Activation Platform currently manages 5 to 10 trillion data transactions per month in real-time. Aerospike founders Brian Bulkowski and Srini Srinivasan will join Ted Wallace in this 45-minute webinar to discuss how BlueKai is pushing the limits of speed and scale with the Aerospike in-memory NoSQL database.

    What you will learn in this webinar:

    •How BlueKai’s infrastructure scales to meet the demand of processing massive amounts of data while decreasing response times.

    •How BlueKai is pushing the envelope on processing speeds to meet strict 5-millisecond service-level agreements.

    •Why they chose to deploy the Aerospike database across all three data centers to make efficient use of SSD storage through its flash-optimized architecture.


    About the presenter:

    Ted Wallace is the Vice President of Data Delivery at BlueKai. Prior to joining BlueKai, Ted was an Amazon veteran where he held several roles over more than a decade: building Amazon's core website technologies, expanding Amazon's teams into Ireland, leading teams in Amazon's Personalization group, and finally as the Senior Manager of Amazon's Networking team at Amazon Web Services.
  • Snappy Growth at Snapdeal: How It Scaled by 500% Recorded: Mar 12 2014 36 mins
    Follow in the footsteps of one of the most successful online e-commerce companies in the market and learn what it takes to expand your business while maintaining a stable infrastructure.

    Snapdeal is India's largest online marketplace, with over 20 million members, 500-plus product categories and 20,000-plus sellers. Since opening their virtual doors in 2010, Snapdeal has grown at a phenomenal rate, culminating in a 500% increase in business last year.

    What you will learn in this webinar:

    •First-hand insight of the challenges of navigating a young company through a competitive market

    •A close look at the architecture of the Snapdeal infrastructure

    •How the Snapdeal executive and technical teams dealt with the challenges of responding to a fast-growing customer base

    •When and how to lay the groundwork for future growth

    Snapdeal Vice President and Head of Engineering Amitabh Misra will join Aerospike founders Brian Bulkowski and Srini Srinivasan to discuss his vision for Snapdeal, challenges faced, choices made along the way, and how they are planning for future growth.
  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Flash/SSDs Recorded: Feb 18 2014 55 mins
    One of the most important things you can do to improve the performance of your flash/SSDs with Aerospike is to properly prepare them. This Webinar will go through how to select, test, and prepare the drives so that you will get the best performance and lifetime out of them.
  • Configuring Aerospike - Part 2 Recorded: Jan 23 2014 47 mins
    Configuring storage. This webinar covers how to configure storage for Aerospike. It includes a discussion of how Aerospike uses Flash/SSDs and how to get the best performance out of them.
  • Configuring Aerospike - Part 1 Recorded: Jan 21 2014 51 mins
    Basic concepts and high level configuration. This webinar is a basic overview of the Aerospike database and presents an introduction to configuring the database service.
  • Go Beyond Virtualization with Bare-Metal Cloud Recorded: Jan 14 2014 34 mins
    Organizations have been turning to cloud infrastructure in an effort to cut IT costs and capitalize on technology innovations. But just a few short years into the cloud revolution, new options have emerged to meet the growing demand for high-performance cloud solutions.

    Workloads that require more processing power and faster access to data can put stress on traditional, virtual clouds, causing unacceptable variability and lackluster performance. For IO or CPU intensive use cases like, location analysis, real-time monitoring, or media processing, bare-metal clouds are emerging as an ideal alternative.

    The bare-metal cloud offers a dedicated environment without the overhead of virtualization, allowing the server’s operating system and applications to maintain the most efficient use of physical resources.

    Attend this webinar to learn:
    •What are bare-metal clouds and how do they work?
    •What are the main advantages of using bare-metal clouds?
    •What are some typical use cases for bare-metal clouds?
    •How can you leverage bare-metal cloud to accelerate big data performance?
  • Intro to Aerospike Recorded: Jan 8 2014 38 mins
    Whats the buzz about? When it comes to NoSQL, what do some of the most experienced developers know about NoSQL that makes them select Aerospike over any other NoSQL database?

    This webinar will review how real-time big data driven applications are changing consumer expectations and enterprise requirements for operational databases that enable powerful and personalized customer experiences. We will describe common use cases, typical customer deployments and present an overview of Aerospike's hybrid in-memory (DRAM + Flash) and scale-out architecture.
  • Hot Analytics & Transaction Processing in a single Operational NoSQL Database Recorded: Oct 22 2013 63 mins
    As a developer, if you are building a consumer facing application, you are always looking to create the most compelling user experience by performing instant, on-demand analysis of current behavior. To do this, you need to store the most valuable and relevant recent data based on user's recent interactions and access this data in real-time. The system that provides the necessary real-time platform is usually a key value store. In addition, models are generated using offline systems (e.g., Hadoop) and fed into the real-time database on a periodic basis.

    The ability to do fast key value operations, combined with more sophisticated queries on recent or hot data could change the game, increasing the level of user engagement, with more sophisticated behavioral models that change in real time. What is the most efficient and simplest way to perform complex computations on the most recently written real-time data (hot analytics)? In this session, we will describe how to extend an operational database to perform more sophisticated computations like queries using secondary indexes and complex user-defined aggregation functions while allowing high performance read/write transactions to proceed in real-time.
  • Ensuring 100 Percent Database Uptime for Real-Time Big Data Recorded: Aug 21 2013 40 mins
    Internet environments for consumer-facing applications routinely demand high throughput and sub-millisecond latencies for read/write transactions against terabytes of data, and service-level agreements demand 100% uptime.

    This session will review 10 proven practices for ensuring the high performance and availability that interactive Internet applications demand—even during power outages or natural disasters.

    The lessons include:

    -When scaling, keep it the architecture simple, so there are fewer points of failure. For instance, load balancers may fail at high transaction rates even as the database is cruising.

    -Provide full end-to-end automation. People make mistakes, and anything that’s not automated will have production issues.

    #3. Keep the system asynchronous; otherwise one small failure will quickly snowball into an avalanche of degradation.

    -Keep metrics of everything, because scale tends to creep up from behind, and no one wants to be caught blind.

    Tune in to hear them all!
  • Distributing Data the Aerospike Way Recorded: Jul 24 2013 42 mins
    What makes the Aerospike database faster, scalable and more efficient than the others? Aerospike uses a distribution strategy that allows not only for maximum performance but continued operation through catastrophic failures. This webinar covers:

    How Aerospike achieves even data distribution
    How data is redistributed when nodes are added
    What happens when you add capacity

    These methods result in uninterrupted, maximum throughput.
  • NoSQL Convergence: Why high-traffic applications must focus on key-value storage Recorded: Jun 6 2013 46 mins
    In this webinar we will cover the similarities between Document Databases, Column-Family Databases, and Key-Value stores. We will discuss how they end up being used in practice. We will take an overview of how these systems are accessed at a high-level, then examine some specific use cases such as time series data. We will look at an implementation scenario, and discuss how having a high-performance key-value engine is critical for applications under heavy load.
  • Scaling Distributed Systems with 100% Uptime Recorded: May 14 2013 52 mins
    A can’t miss learning opportunity for CTOs, VPs of Engineering, senior developers, database architects and anyone scaling distributed systems that demand high throughput and sub-millisecond latencies for read/write transactions against terabytes of data – with 100% uptime.

    This presentation will examine the architectural approaches and challenges of managing real-time big data, including real-time prioritization techniques, the benefit of SSD vs. DRAM for these use cases and deployment and hardware considerations.

    Anchoring these discussions will be real-world use cases and examples of how some of the biggest real-time big data applications are able to reliably respond 99.9% under 5 milliseconds and 99% under 1 millisecond managing billions of objects and terabytes of data.
  • Redefining Fast, Big Data with NoSQL and Flash (SSDs) Recorded: Apr 9 2013 30 mins
    This is the year of Fast, Big Data. Unprecedented volumes of structured and unstructured data are being generated at high velocity via sensors, RFID chips, and Web / social / mobile interactions. Today’s new generation of high value consumer-facing applications lies in real-time responses based on what users are doing now. Increasingly, the developers of these applications are turning to a combination of SSD storage and NoSQL databases to deliver highly relevant, high-value data and actionable insights in milliseconds. Aerospike CTO and co-founder, Brian Bulkowski, will examine this emerging generation of fast big data applications, the demands these apps place on databases and data storage, and recent architectural developments in NoSQL database and SSD storage technologies to address these demands.
  • Aerospike - NoSQL Database Built Ground Up for Internet Scale Recorded: Mar 12 2013 2 mins
    It is, without a doubt, time for a new database. The solution has arrived with Flash storage and Aerospike. Built for the radically changing times of Internet scale, Aerospike is a robust, distributed database that serves true Internet scale load.
  • Zero Downtime with Aerospike Recorded: Mar 5 2013 3 mins
    Co-founder, Dr. Srini Srinivasan talks about building Aerospike from the ground up with focus on networking, self management and shared nothing architecture for zero downtime and ability to scale with the fundamental database principles of consistency.
Distributed, Flash optimized NoSQL database for real-time apps
Aerospike delivers the first flash-optimized in-memory NoSQL database for revenue-critical, real-time big data applications. The database of choice in advertising, Aerospike is the user store and system of engagement for Internet-scale, interaction platforms, such as AppNexus, Bluekai, eXelate, The Trade Desk and [x +1], predictably processing terabytes of data and billions of transactions per day, with 10x better performance, 10x fewer servers, and zero downtime. Developers in mobile, video, gaming, social, ecommerce, retail and more can create the most compelling interactions extending Aerospike to fit their applications. Aerospike is headquartered in Silicon Valley; investors include Alsop Louie, Draper Associates and NEA.

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