Joyent Blog

  • February 6, 2017

    The liberation of RethinkDB by Bryan Cantrill

    I have long been a fan of RethinkDB, finding it to hit a sweet spot: developer friendliness (I <3 ReQL!) with Jepsen-grade robustness. This is the same ethos that we aspire to at Joyent, and that RethinkDB was born proprietary but later made open source made it feel like even more of a kindred spirit: I have leapt the chasm twice (first at Sun with what became illumos and then later at Joyent, where we open sourced our entire stack), so I felt I personally understood some of the arduous path that RethinkDB had walked.

  • December 17, 2015

    Bringing clarity to containers by Bryan Cantrill

    At the beginning of the year, I laid down a few predictions. While I refuse on principle to engage in Stephen O'Grady-style self-flagellation, I do think it's worth revisiting the headliner prediction, namely that 2015 is the year of the container.

  • September 15, 2015

    Requests for discussion by Bryan Cantrill

    One of the exciting challenges of being an all open source company is figuring out how to get design conversations out of the lunch time discussion and the private IRC/Jabber/Slack channels and into the broader community.

  • February 10, 2015

    Introducing the Node.js Foundation by Scott Hammond

    This morning we — along with several prominent members of the Node.js community — announced our intent to form the Node.js Foundation.

  • November 6, 2014

    SmartDataCenter and Manta are now open source by Bryan Cantrill

    Today we are announcing that we are open sourcing the two systems at the heart of our business: SmartDataCenter and the Manta object storage platform.

  • April 26, 2013

    Opscode Chef Heats Up With Joyent by Van Diamandakis

    Joyent is now fully supporting Chef, Opscode’s infrastructure automation software, on the Joyent Cloud.

  • March 11, 2013

    Announcing the Latest Node Update by Isaac Z. Schlueter

    Node v0.10 brings significant improvements to many areas, with a focus on API polish, ease of use, and backwards compatibility.

  • March 1, 2013

    Brendan Gregg's Talk on Linux at SCaLE 11x by Deirdré Straughan

    The talk is about Linux Performance Analysis and Tools: specifically, observability tools and the methodologies to use them.

  • February 21, 2013

    Joyent: Then and Now by rachelbalik

    Here in Silicon “blink and you might miss something” Valley, we spend a lot of time talking about the present and predicting the future, but not a whole lot of time reminiscing about the past. However, in honor of President’s Day this past Monday, we realized we might also benefit from learning a little bit about the present by revisiting history and reflecting on the past.

  • February 13, 2013

    Surge 2012 - When Node.js Goes Wrong by joyentdeirdre

    The event-oriented approach underlying Node.js enables significant concurrency using a deceptively simple programming model, which has been an important factor in Node's growing popularity for building large scale web services.

  • February 6, 2013

    ZFS Performance Analysis and Tools by joyentdeirdre

    The performance of the file system, or disks, is often the target of blame, especially in multi-tenant cloud environments. At Joyent we deploy a public cloud on ZFS-based systems, and frequently investigate performance with a wide variety of applications in growing environments.

  • February 5, 2013

    The USE Method: Thinking Methodically About Performance by rachelbalik

    When your friends and family come to you with the flood of technology questions you’ve come accept as an occupational hazard, you know how to ask the critical, mission-saving questions such as, “is it plugged in” and “have you tried turning it on?”

  • January 30, 2013

    DevOps - SmartOS Operations - Ben Rockwood at illumos Day by joyentdeirdre

    Watch it Wednesdays are hand-picked videos from our Joyent engineers who have given talks in the past on a variety of open-source offerings. These videos have been selected for their ability to shed light on some of the most relevant, pressing topics in today’s developer community.

  • January 14, 2013

    Linux Users, Got Three Cents? We’ve Got Something for You by Jasun Wurster

    We’ve just updated Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian 6.0.6 to make Joyent an even sweeter ride for Linux users. Highlights of Joyent’s version 2.3.1 include Joyent GPG signed Debian and Ubuntu repos that offer secure Joyent updates and being able to set hostnames via CloudAPI using Mdata.

  • January 11, 2013

    How to reset kstat counters by Mr. Max Bruning

    I have been thinking about this one for a while, because every now and again, mostly for testing purposes I find that I really wish I could reset a kstat. I have been able to figure out how to reset certain kstat(s) with MDB, but wondering if perhaps you have one method that makes it relatively easy to find and reset any kstat.