Is there a devops talent gap?

New programming languages & services are being invented at a staggering pace. Hosting is changing, networking is changing, race to market is quickening. But what does all of this mean to the search for talent? Who understands all these components? Who is an expert in any one? Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

Best Howto posts on Scalable Startups

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. MySQL slow query on RDS If you run MySQL as your backend datastore is there one thing you can do to improve performance across the application?. Those SQL queries are surely key. And the quickest way to find the culprits is to regularly analyze your …

5 reasons to move data to Amazon Redshift

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Amazon is rolling out new database offerings at a rapid clip. I wondered Did MySQL and Mongodb just have a beautiful baby called Aurora? That was last month. Another that’s been out for a while is the data warehouse offering called RedShift. 1. old-fashioned SQL …

Best of Scalability, Speed & Performance posts

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Twitter IPO Why did the Twitter IPO filing mention scalability? It’s been a while since the twitter IPO, and they’ve had their ups and downs. An interesting little side note in the IPO filing mentioned speed, performance & scalability. 5 things toxic to scalability 5 …

Did MySQL & Mongo have a beautiful baby called Aurora?

Amazon recently announced RDS Aurora a new addition to their database as a service offerings. Here’s Mark Callaghan’s take on what’s happening under the hood and thoughts from Fusheng Han. Amazon is uniquely positioned with RDS to take on offerings like Clustrix. So it’s definitely worth reading Dave Anselmi’s take on Aurora. Join 28,000 others …

How do you get prepared for Infrastructure Engineering jobs?

I just started contributing to a great site called Career Dean. It offers a forum where students and new college graduates can learn from those with established careers in industry. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. A recent question… Application infrastructure is not something we learned in my college, and it’s …

Best of hiring posts on scalable startups

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Why I write about hiring I’ve worked as a consultant for almost twenty years. Technology & professional services are pretty far removed from hiring, so why would I write about it? As it turns out, finding projects, working with clients, and selling your skills & …

Best of Startup Content on Scalable Startups

Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Costs Costs of techops can involve short-term architectural, decisions, but what about the longer term affects of choices? Do cto’s underestimate operational costs? A stack of… These days the full stack of a internet or mobile startup involves a lot of varied components, from Chef, …

Best of Scalable Startups Devops Content

I wonder if I can blog about devops without first level setting on what the term means. Yes I’ll agree it’s used broadly, sometimes as a buzzword, sometimes as a catch-all phrase. Luckily I already wrote a post like that… What is devops and why is it important?. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull …

Best of Scalable Startups Consulting Content

I’ve been blogging very regularly for the past four years. In fact the blog itself has been around for over ten years! Time flies! In that time I’ve posted a lot of evergreen content, some that google finds, and some that could be dusted off. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. …