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By Chris Ueland

Open Source Software to Help You Scale


Here is some software we’ve found (some new and some a little bit older) that we want to make sure you’ve seen. Feel free to post a comment with anything else people should check out for scaling that’s new-ish. Enjoy!
–Chris / ScaleScale / MaxCDN

Security automation

Server Hardening
Hardening Framework adds a layer into your automation framework, that configures your operating systems and services.

Twitter Anomaly detection

Anomaly Detection
AnomalyDetection is an open source tool that can be used by software developers to detect different types of anomalies.

Facebook HHVM in the Wild

HHVM is an open-source virtual machine designed for executing programs written in Hack and PHP. HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation.

Netflix Denominator

Netflix Denominator provides common interface to AWS Route 53, UltraDNS, DynEct DNS etc.
Denominator is a work in progress, but it hasn’t been in active development recently.

From Facebook

Facebook Code
osquery uses SQL to query low-level operating system information.
HBase is an open source, non-relational, distributed database modeled after Google’s BigTable and written in Java.
HydraBase is a next-generation HBase which minimizes downtime when a server fails.

Apache Flink

Flink exploits in-memory data streaming and integrates iterative processing deeply into the system runtime.

This makes the system extremely fast for data-intensive and iterative jobs.

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Chris Ueland

Wanting to call out all the good stuff when it comes to scaling, Chris Ueland created this blog, ScaleScale.