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Matthew Barlocker

Matthew is a software engineer who knows the pain of being oncall. He founded Blue Matador to provide a proactive monitoring tool to oncall engineers.

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What to Expect from a Next-gen Monitoring Tool, Blue Matador 2018 Review
By Matthew Barlocker on January 8, 2019

What do you expect from a monitoring tool? What should you expect? The Blue Matador team has spent 2018 making a next-gen monitoring tool. Our design goals came from thrilled customers...

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5 Tips to Avoid Deadlocks in Amazon RDS Part 2
By Matthew Barlocker on December 27, 2018

If you missed the first 2 tips, go back and read 5 Tips to Avoid Deadlocks in Amazon RDS (Part 1), and then come back for the last 3 tips on deadlock avoidance.

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5 Tips to Avoid Deadlocks in Amazon RDS Part 1
By Matthew Barlocker on December 20, 2018

Last week, I wrote A Beginner’s Guide to Deadlocks in Amazon RDS. This week, I’d like to lay out my 10 years of experience about how to avoid deadlocks altogether. Often times, this...

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Beginner’s Guide to Deadlocks in Amazon RDS
By Matthew Barlocker on December 13, 2018

Although AWS sometimes feels like magic, it’s just software that controls capacity and allocation on their previously provisioned hardware. RDS is one of the services that can feel...

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Using t2.unlimited to Increase Packet Limitations
By Matthew Barlocker on November 15, 2018

I set out to find a credit mechanism or hard-coded limit in packets per second in AWS EC2. After all my findings set out in this series so far, I had one more test to perform around...

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PPS Spike Every 110 Seconds on AWS EC2
By Matthew Barlocker on November 13, 2018

I don’t know what to say about this post… I found something weird while investigating PPS on EC2. It seems to correlate with CPU credits on t1/t2/t3 instances, but is consistently...

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