Author: Ning Shi

Go fast! Blog post on fast data, translytics and VoltDB

Go Faster!

September 12, 2017

Several days ago, I saw a tweet fly by in my stream. The creator of Node.js, Ryan Dahl, was recommending Golang for any new server-side projects. While Node.js is still very popular, the growth in microservices has been driving a more wide-spread adoption of Golang for these projects. Golang is becoming more and more appealing […]

Getting around the Transparent Huge Pages trap in Linux

July 17, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, an interesting issue came up in the field. The symptom was that the resident set size (RSS) of the VoltDB process would keep growing when the database was idle. The symptom only manifested itself on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6 in KVM. There was no client workload, not even […]

How Docker Simplifies Distributed Systems Development at VoltDB

December 15, 2014

Working on distributed systems is fun, but not easy! As a software engineer at VoltDB, a big chunk of my time is spent testing software on a cluster of machines as part of new feature development and also for customer issue reproduction. Any software engineer who does this on a daily basis knows this is […]

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