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Size does Matter; the scale of Hyves

  • Dec 8, 2011 · 6:30 PM

Speaker: Bo Roos Lindgreen - (Head of Systems at Hyves) 

His story is the story of growing Hyves. All startups look up to them, and wish for their scale. They didn't have the opportunity to use AWS, which would have changed their history. He will tell about their challenges, and relate them to AWS. I hope everyone will learn how to scale on and off AWS, and that they value what AWS will bring them.

18.30 Drinks, pizza & meeting interesting people

19:30 Talk by Bo Roos Lindgreen (Hyves)

20:30 Interactive session & drinks

Sponsoring this meetup: Directness (pizzas), 9apps & CaveRokin (drinks), Hyves (location), Amazon

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  • andrej k.

    Great questions and discussion.

    December 9, 2011

  • Friso van V.

    Good talk. Special guest and resulting discussion was much welcomed. Very well organized.

    December 9, 2011

  • Adriaan T.

    It was great to hear some of the architectural changes Hyves had to go through as it faced ever increasing load. Personally I always want more details, but luckily there was plenty of time for questions.
    Of course Werner Vogel's dropping by and taking questions was a bonus.

    December 9, 2011

  • Gioberto

    My first meetup, great event! Very interesting to see how Hyves managed growth, and the discussion afterwards with mr. Werner Vogels... met some interesting people and looking forward to the next one. Keep up the good work!

    December 9, 2011

  • Tjeerd V.

    Interesting talks, met with interesting people.

    December 9, 2011

  • Pedro

    It was great to hear the experience of who and how passed they confront big turbulences and what they learn from it.

    December 9, 2011

  • Marc van A.

    Great meeting last night! Bo, thanks for sharing the scaling story of Hyves and answering the in dept questions. Furthermore it was great to see mr. AWS Werner Vogels there as well and sharing his view.

    December 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome insight in the scaling issues of Hyves and a really great Q&A with Werner Vogels.

    December 9, 2011

  • Jurg van V.

    This is a story everyone in our field aspires to. Bo showed what it really means to grow.

    December 9, 2011

  • Wouter

    Daniël: perhaps their knowledge has improved since you last met with them. It seems to me Hyves fixed their big data and scalability problems. I'm thankful they want to share their story and hope I can learn a thing or two.

    1 · November 29, 2011

  • Daniël W. C.

    My apologies. I was pointing out what I thought was an obvious flaw, which I can back up with first hand knowledge. I am not critical of the talk, nor of the speaker - who I do not know. I am not even critical of AWS, which I can be in other fora. I am only pointing out that AWS is a tool, and without the knowledge to use the tool the tool is useless. At the time I knew them Hyves didn't have the knowledge.

    Apparently 2 people agreed with my assessment enough to like my comment.

    November 29, 2011

  • Jurg van V.

    Welcome to the AWS User Group meetup. Really nice you are interested in this group, and decided to join us.

    But, why is your first message so unnecessarily critical? Everyone involved, including the people of Hyves, volunteer to make this happen. The only thing that drives us is to share and learn from each others experiences.

    If you have a nice and interesting story, I invite you to come and speak yourself the next AWS User Group.

    2 · November 28, 2011

  • Daniël W. C.

    I doubt AWS would have helped Hyves, what Hyves needed more than AWS is people with experience in creating Big Data systems. A number of people, including myself, with years of experience building Big Data systems were rejected by college graduates with book knowledge.

    November 25, 2011

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