Category Archives: Data Center Operations

eBay’s technical infrastructure

Ready-to-use Virtual-machine Pool Store via warm-cache

Problem overview Conventional on-demand Virtual Machine (VM) provisioning methods on a cloud platform can be time-consuming and error-prone, especially when we need to provision VMs in large numbers quickly. The following list captures different issues that we often encounter while trying to provision a new VM instance on the fly: Insufficient availability of compute resources
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Secure Communication in Hadoop without Hurting Performance

  Apache Hadoop is used for processing big data at many enterprises. A Hadoop cluster is formed by assembling a large number of commodity machines, and it enables the distributed processing of data. Enterprises store lots of important data on the cluster. Different users and teams process this data to obtain summary information, generate insights,
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Fine-Tuning the eBay Technical Infrastructure, Part 2: Our Q1 Digital Service Efficiency Results

As discussed in a previous post, earlier this year we unveiled the Digital Service Efficiency (DSE) methodology, our miles-per-gallon (MPG) equivalent for viewing the productivity and efficiency of our technical infrastructure across four key areas: performance, cost, environmental impact, and revenue. The goal of releasing DSE was to provide a transparent view of how the
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