For the first time ever I took a two-week vacation. How can a person who has 100s of database servers, 100s of web servers, and a system that supports 100K tps across 20 TB of data is able to take a vacation? Easy, I have a great team that is very competent in managing the platform by following our cookbook routines and guidelines for new application interaction with the databases.
Where did I go? I went to NYC-stayed in Tribeca and only ate Pizza, Hotdogs, White Castle and Hala Food from vendors that are nearly on every street corner. I also lost 6 pounds! After three months of half-ass dieting to prepare for my Pizza diet, who would have known that just going for it was the key to success! How did I do it? Well, first I walked to Little Italy, bought 2-4 slices, ate them, and then walked around the city. That is it. As a Database Dude, I do not do much walking except for when I am too tired to run on the treadmill for 20 mins. I was averaging around 10 miles a day for a 12-hour period walking around NYC taking pictures, enjoying the sites, eating, drinking, and then repeat. I even walked from Canal Street all the way to the Staten Island Ferry just because. Man it was great.
After NYC, I went to Puerto Rico for the second time. My family and I had a freaking awesome time. We went to the only US National Park that is a Rain Forest. Went to Vieques to the Bio Luminous Bay, where the single cell organisms light up when kinetic energy is applied to them. Went to Culebra, to Flamenco Beach – which is off the hook: much better than any other beach I have been to. Drove around the entire Main Puerto Rican Island stopping off in Rincon and eating every 3-4 hours.
I am fully rested and feel like a 20 year old again. So, expect a lot more posts. I think the order will be:
Migrate 20 TB of data into a new Format without downtime.
How to make Friend Queries work with a database.
Throughput increase from Asynchronous Queries.