GoogleArtProject.com Demonstrates The Power Of Google App Engine

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GoogleArtProject.com is a great website on it’s own, but even more impressive is that it is a technology demo for Google’s cloud hosting solution, Google App Engine.  I have always been fond of companies that “dog food” their own products, and I think this is an amazing example of Google doing this filme von kinox downloaden android.

In creating this project Google originally used it’s master slave datastore system, and then determined that it didn’t like that during maintenance it would have to operate in “read only” mode, so it converted the App to run in High Replication mode.  In doing so it gained valuable insight into the performance impact of the switch.  GoogleArtProject.com Demonstrates The Power Of Google App Engine

While the changes to the code were minor, the impact on performance was quite large in the opinion of most of the developers following the AppEngine Blog.  Google reported that in exchange for the ability to have 100% functional uptime (some functionality would be otherwise limited during maintenance) that it went from 256ms latency for “Collections” requests to 400ms.  Having a request take over 50% longer in trade for the small window of increased functionality seems steep.  While 144ms seems a small change in the world of most websites, it is a big number for Google itunes download all titles.

So how much more uptime do you get?  App Engine’s master/slave datastore is scheduled for 1 hour in the next month, February 7th, 2011 from 5pm – 6pm PST.  That isn’t very long of a window Motorbike game pc free.