With every passing year the data that companies and application store grows astronomically, both through more data logging for business analysis and the consumption of 3rd party data (mashups), but how can those companies make sense of all that data and turn it into something useful that is constantly updating and evolving? Gearman is a very good and simple solution to this data problem. Gearman allows you to farm out work to other machines better suited to do the job at hand in a language and platform agnostic manner. During the talk I will tell stories of 2 different products where I faced a huge data processing challenges and how I solved them with Gearman. I will do demos and live coding of Gearman workers, a deep dive into the system! Welcome to the Age of Data, we have cookies.
Co-founder of Orchestra.io, PEAR extraordinaire, programmer, party person, viking! The views and ideas expressed here are solely mine, not work related. bio from Twitter
I am an Icelander transplanted in Ireland, co-founded Orchestra.io, a PHP PaaS that recently was acquired by EngineYard. In my spare time I am a PEAR extraordinaire, author, lecturer and passionate about anything distributed / performance related. Currently all my attention is divided between Orchestra, the PEAR installer, Pyrus and FRAPI. Helgi frequently gives talks at various PHP and Web conferences around the world as well as writing articles for print and web magazines alike.
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