Dynamic WAN Optimizer Routing

Wayfair recently deployed Steelhead WAN optimizers in our network.  We were unsatisfied with the 3 (2.5?) main suggested methods of deployment from Riverbed.  So we designed our own deployment.  But first, the vendor suggested methods: Physical In-Path – Physically puts the device in-line with your traffic, easy deployment, but if…

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Stormin’ OMS

Overview There’s storm in Wayfair! And yes, the “a” article before the word “storm” is purposely not there. When referring to “storm” at Wayfair, we do not mean a conglomerate of barometric circumstances that lead to downpours from the skies and other natural phenomena (a storm); we mean real-time computation,…

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/dev/null vs. MongoDB benchmark bake-off

We’ve used MongoDB at Wayfair for a subset of our customer data for a while.  But we’re always looking for opportunities to speed up our infrastructure and give our customers a more responsive user experience.  So when we heard about a new database platform called ‘/dev/null’, we became pretty excited….

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Tesla: Feel the Power

Data Warehousing at Wayfair In 2009 Wayfair’s database infrastructure was based almost entirely on Microsoft SQL Server. Our Business Intelligence team was using a SQL Server data warehouse to prepare a large amount of data for import into Analysis Services (SSAS) each day. We populated our data warehouse using transaction log shipping from production…

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Wayfair @ Beanpot Hackathon

Wayfair was invited to be a sponsor at this year’s Beanpot Hackathon (link: http://www.hackbeanpot.com/), held last week at the Microsoft NERD center in  Cambridge.  The concept of a hackathon is so closely related to our core values, that we jumped at the opportunity to participate.  Wylie Conlon, along with others…

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