RedAnt & Michelle Bridges 12WBT.com showcase tonight at Port 80

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Anchor is currently working alongside technical agency¬†RedAnt to build a scalable hosting environment for Michelle Bridges 12WBT, that scales to service spikes of up to 50x regular traffic volumes. To do this, Redis¬†has been implemented. Ben Still, Director of leading Ruby on Rails development house RedAnt, will be presenting in conjunction with the Management of […]

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Second strike with Lightning!

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We put Kyoto Cabinet under the gun recently as a means to improve Redis. The Anchor Propulsion/Internet Laboratory validated Kyoto Cabinet as “fresh”, but extended live testing has revealed sub-optimal behaviour in some situations. To recap, we used Kyoto Cabinet to give Redis near-realtime disk persistence with a greatly reduced memory footprint; we called this […]

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Limitations of BDB under concurrent access

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Berkeley DB (BDB) isn’t exactly the most glamorous database engine around, but it’s surprisingly widely deployed and feature rich. It’s designed for embedded use, so you’ll tend to find it integrated into a lot of applications if you go looking. One of our internal development efforts is evaluating various key-value databases as a secondary store […]

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Flying with Redeye

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Several months ago we talked about extending the functionality of Redis, the popular noSQL key-value datastore. Since then we’ve taken things a bit further and we think it’s worth sharing. The Customer needs to store a lot of data in Redis, a few hundred GB at last check, and growing. Redis’ single-threaded nature means it […]

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Extending Redis to scratch an itch

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Redis has become one of the most popular “noSQL” datastores in recent times, and for good reason. Customers love it because it’s fast and fills a niche, and we love it because it’s well behaved and easy to manage. In case you’re not familiar with Redis, it’s a key-value datastore (not a database in the […]

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