Elk-ing All the Way
Sharethrough builds web infrastructure horizontally to cope with demand. This means our logs live across several servers both for our descisioning engine and front-ends. We looked at different technologies for consolidating and aggregating log data, and finally settled on the ELK stack: Elasticsearch
How Redis Took Us Offline And What We Did About It
Our native auction ad server needs to be fast. At the 99th percentile we consistently serve ads back to our client in under 15 milliseconds. One of the crucial pieces of tech that makes this happen is Redis. But last week we found that the way we were using Redis took us down for two hours.