Redisearch - full text search with Redis

22 May 2017 • permalink

Very young but interesting project.

Might save you from introducing something new your project just for full text search (chances are you probably already have Redis in your tech stack)

Here’s a dockerfile for Redis 4.0 RC3 and Redisearch 0.16 for you to fiddle with.

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minideb - a small base image based on Debian

16 Apr 2017 • permalink

Selling points:

  • Small
  • The image is based on glibc for wide compatibility
  • Using apt package manager for access to large number of packages
  • Quicker security updates

Even though there are many complaints about glibc, it’s still very widely-adopted. I would hate to debug building libraries with musl-libc. It’s just not worth it.

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Using alpine as base Docker image

13 Apr 2017 • permalink

I recently updated all of my personal Dockerfiles that I have for multiple purposes to use alpine as base image.

Prior this, I just use ubuntu as the base image and don’t have much care about built-images size. However, using Kubernetes, having small images size can make rolling out update speed much faster.

Some tips for reducing Docker image size that I found during my research:

  • Using smaller base image (alpine, busybox, etc..)
  • Remove unnecessary dependencies that you use for compiling stuff after done. (Also remove cache)
  • Use few layers as possible. However, I don’t think you should do it blindly just for the shake of small image size and destroy readability. I prefer to keep it simple and clean. Optimize it later for building only.

Running twemproxy on kubernetes

11 Apr 2017 • permalink

How to setup twemproxy running on kubernetes.


  • Convert this into helm chart.
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Setting up traefik as Ingress controller for Kubernetes

04 Apr 2017 • permalink

Just my own experience setting up traefik as Ingress controller on Kubernetes.

Install helm

brew install kubernetes-helm

Init helm

helm init

Install traefik chart with helm

Download the default values.yaml file and edit it depends on your needs. Then issue the below command.

I want to install it to kube-system namespace hence the --namespace kube-system.

helm install --name my-traefik --namespace kube-system --values values.yaml stable/traefik

If you make a mistake and want to remove it

helm delete --purge my-traefik

--purge if you want to reuse the name previously. Otherwise, helm will complain release xxx already exists.

Update your app

You will have to create an Ingress, a service and a deployment.

  • Ingress is a rule to help you setup routing traffic from a domain to your cluster service name

  • Service will expose your pods to be accessible in the cluster by selector (see example)

  • Deployment is well .. your app deployment.

It will be a whole lot easier if you see this cheese.yaml file

Download the file and kubectl create -f traefik.yaml to deploy it to your cluster.

In the example above, i will use the domain

Update DNS

Create a CNAME record of to point to your traefik’s ELB public address.


If you have traefik dashboard enabled, you should see new ingress and the pods it distributes load to on the web.

PS: You don’t necessarily use helm. It just make installing stuff a lot easier.

n-api: add support for abi stable module API

03 Apr 2017 • permalink

Add support for abi stable module API (N-API) as “Experimental feature”. The goal of this API is to provide a stable Node API for native module developers. N-API aims to provide ABI compatibility guarantees across different Node versions and also across different Node VMs - allowing N-API enabled native modules to just work across different versions and flavors of Node.js without recompilation.

Great news for native module developers :)

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codis - proxy based redis cluster

01 Apr 2017 • permalink

Proxy based Redis cluster solution supporting pipeline and scaling dynamically

Seems like more feature-riched than twemproxy or dynomite however the documentation seems poor and community is smaller.

Just something to keep in mind.

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Redis as a JSON store

22 Mar 2017 • permalink

a Redis module that provides native JSON capabilities – get it from the GitHub repository or read the docs online.

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Spot instances best practices

15 Feb 2017 • permalink


  • Build Price-Aware Applications

  • Check the Price History: In general, picking older generations of instances will result in lower net prices and fewer interruptions.

  • Use Multiple Capacity Pools: By having the ability to run across multiple pools, you reduce your application’s sensitivity to price spikes that affect a pool or two (in general, there is very little correlation between prices in different capacity pools). For example, if you run in five different pools your price swings and interruptions can be cut by 80%.

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Debugging why k8s autoscaler wouldn't scale down

11 Jan 2017 • permalink

Symptom: autoscaler works (it can scale up) but for some reasons, it doesn’t scale down after the load goes away.

I spent sometimes debugging and turns out, it’s not really a bug per se. More of a bad luck pod placement on my Kubernetes cluster.

I first added --v=4 to get more verbose logging in cluster-autoscaler and watch kubectl get logs -f cluster-autoscaler-xxx. I notice this line from the logs

<node-name> cannot be removed: non-deamons set, non-mirrored, kube-system pod present: tiller-deploy-aydsfy

This node is in fact under-ultilized but there is a non-deamons set, non-mirrored, kube-system pod presented, that’s why it can’t be removed.

tiller-deploy is a deployment that comes with Helm package manager.

So it seems I just have to migrate the pod to another node and it’s gonna be fine.

You can also read more on how cluster-autoscaler works here on GitHub