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Drizzle stops the rain

I’ve been following the Drizzle project with some interest. There’s a lot to like about it. But you know what I like most about the project? No dual licensing. Just plain GPL, version 2. I personally...

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Under-provisioning: the curse of the cloud

A common problem I see people running into when using a cloud computing service is the trap of under-provisioning. There’s a chain effect that leads to this result: 1) people don’t understand how...

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A review of Cloud Application Architectures by George Reese

Cloud Application Architectures Cloud Application Architectures. By George Reese, O’Reilly 2009. (Here’s a link to the publisher’s site). This is a great book on how to build apps in the cloud! I was...

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The bigger they are, the harder they fall

I see that a lot of people just don’t get it when they start talking about high availability, redundancy, failover, etc. This is probably not going to change, but maybe I can try anyway. Let’s think...

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When can I have a big server in the cloud?

I was at a conference recently talking with a Major Cloud Hosting Provider and mentioned that for database servers, I really want large instances, quite a bit larger than the largest I can get now. The...

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