Friday, October 26, 2012

Google Compute Engine breaks Hadoop Terasort World Record

While I've been light on posts as of recent, I though I'd share a cool result that Google Cloud and MapR accomplished together.

This has been the result of a lot of performance analysis, tuning, and much more but nothing is specialized.  You get this experience without any effort - just boot virtual machines and go.

Here is a press release on the accomplishment:

The Cloud is powerful.


PS.  My Google Cloud Security, Performance and Test team is hiring :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Testing 2.0: Enter the human

Over the last couple of weeks I've started writing and speaking on what I'm calling Testing 2.0.  To get an overview on this new chapter in test check out this post.

As a follow on to the Google Testing Blog post I had the honor of speaking at YaC in Russia.  The talk was focused on how to improve engineering productivity one of the focuses of Testing 2.0.  You can see the talk here (video soon).

On a side note... visiting Russia was awesome.