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Building a Cloud Service on a Cloud Infrastructure

20 August 2012 No Comment

SimpleGeo provides hosted services for location-aware applications, one of which is a cloud spatial database. The competitive features of our database include built-in scaling, high availability and data redundancy. Come hear how we are harnessing various open source software and cloud services to back up the promises made to our customers and allow them to store and query their data, big and small, without worrying about what’s happening behind the scenes; we’ve built an infrastructure that has the cloud mentality of a flexible, reliable, and highly available service baked in at every layer and have stumbled on something completely unexpected at almost every step of the way.

The talk will include a high-level overview of our infrastructure, as well as brief deepdives into pieces more specific to our usecase (including bits we’ve built out ourselves). We’ll be sure to include juicy war stories about handling the frequent failures guaranteed by running on AWS and kernel-level issues we’ve encountered while running on virtual instances.

Video Producer: Surge Conference

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