Brent Ozar – RAID 0 SATA with 2 Drives: It’s Web Scale!
Good discussion on scaling you database servers.
Forbes – The Real Lessons Of Gawker’s Security Mess
Basically whatever bad/stupid thing Gawker could have done they did including ignoring the problem.
Tumblr Staff – Downtime
Tumblr went down for about 22 hours, this is their response.
High Scalability – Strategy: Google Sends Canary Requests into the Data Mine
Google of course has a really solid solution to solving the Query of Death issue.
bluesmoon – Handling Date/Times and timezones
What are the basic rules for storing times in a web application.
The Certified DBA – The Daily WTF
Being an expert and being right are never one and the same.
SQL: The Basics
SQL is a domain specific language (a language designed to do one thing and knock the socks off at doing it) that just accesses databases. Okay but what is a database? Well a database is essentially a collection of data, yeah I know that doesn’t help much. To clarify we’ll play a little mental exercise. […]