ZFS 10th anniversary

Posted by Adam Leventhal on

Exactly 10 years ago today, Jeff Bonwick and Matt Ahrens got their first ZFS prototype working in user-land. Jeff had scrapped his previous attempt at reinventing filesystems, working through the established filesystem management and engineering channels at Sun, and this time started with a clean sheet of paper. Matt had joined Sun that June shortly…

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Your MDB fell into my DTrace!

Posted by Eric Schrock on

Yesterday, several of us from Delphix, Nexenta, Joyent, and elsewhere, convened before the OpenStorage summit as part of an illumos hackathon.  The idea was to get a bunch of illumos coders in a room, brainstorm a bunch of small project ideas, and then break off to go implement them over the course of the day.…

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illumos hackathon on October, 24

Posted by Adam Leventhal on

On Monday, the Delphix systems crew is rolling down the 101 to the illumos hackathon in San Jose. Anyone who’s working on illumos, developing illumos-derived technologies like ZFS or DTrace, or who wants to cut some OS code, should drop by. Here’s the sign up. What’s a hackathon? Not exactly sure, but we’re hoping to cut a bunch of…

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This Halloween, Put the Right Mask on Your Data!

Posted by Michael Logan on

With Halloween right around the corner, there are some articles that highlight spooky and frightening tales of data loss. While you’re probably not reading this in a dark room full of jack o’lanterns, these are good reads to send a shiver or two up your spine. (And make you shake your head at a few…

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Welcome Matt Amdur

Posted by Adam Leventhal on

It’s my pleasure to welcome Matt Amdur to Delphix, to the world of DTrace, and — just today — to the blogosphere. Matt joined Delphix about two months after 10 years of software engineering, most recently at VMware. Matt and I met in at Brown University in 1997 where we worked together closely for all four…

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Customer Problems

Posted by Matt Amdur on

Shortly after joining I was asked to help some colleagues with an issue that was blocking a proof of concept deployment at a customer site. The customer was unable to import data from one of their databases into Delphix, each time they tried the job would fail with an exception “Failed to parse chunk header.”…

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First Post!

Posted by Matt Amdur on

I recently joined the systems engineering team at Delphix (here’s some dubious information about my prior life if you’re curious), I’ve spent the last few weeks working on some interesting bugs that Adam asked me to write a few blog posts about. As a disclaimer this is in fact my first blog post (I guess…

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Day 2, Live from RSA Europe: Axis Technology Unveils Informatica Accelerator

Posted by Michael Logan on

We had an excellent first day at the RSA Europe Conference, having announced our support for InterSystems Caché. Today we’ve released our newest DMsuite-based data masking product, Informatica Accelerator: DMsuite-Based Data Masking Product Dedicated to Informatica Provides Fastest, Most Comprehensive Protection of Sensitive Data; Video Demo Available Boston, MA & RSA Conference, London, UK, October…

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Live from RSA Europe: Axis Announces Support for InterSystems Caché!

Posted by Michael Logan on

The Axis team is exhibiting at this week’s RSA Europe Conference and to kick off our participation in the event, we’ve announced an exciting development to our DMsuite data masking product: Axis Technology Announces Support for InterSystems Caché DMsuite is the Only Data Masking Product to Support Healthcare-Focused Platform Boston, MA & RSA Conference, London,…

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DTrace for Linux

Posted by Adam Leventhal on

Yesterday (October 4, 2011) Oracle made the surprising announcement that they would be porting some key Solaris features, DTrace and Zones, to Oracle Enterprise Linux. As one of the original authors, the news about DTrace was particularly interesting to me, so I started digging. I should note that this isn’t the first time I’ve written about…

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