Geek Smithology – The State of Enterprise Ruby
The real takeaway is that if you truly believe in using the best tool for the job, then you will be using Ruby at some point in the future.
StorageMojo – Mission Impossible: Managing Amazon’s Datacenter, Pt I
Unlike Gooleï¿½s clean sheet approach to creating internet-class infrastructure, Amazon has made every mistake in the book. The original site was one hairball, database, OLTP and web server all on one system
Google Research Publication: BigTable
Bigtable is a distributed storage system for managing structured data that is designed to scale to a very large size: petabytes of data across thousands of commodity servers.