An excellent tale of performance optimisation …complete with a coda on looking behind the numbers when it comes to analytics data.
Link archive: December 31st, 2012
Investigating the options for off-world backups.
Data is only as safe as the planet it sits on. It only takes one rock, not too big, not moving that fast, to hit the Earth at a certain angle and: WHAM! Most living species are done for.
How the hell is your Twitter archive supposed to survive that?