On Thur, Mar 26 2015 and Fri, Mar 27 2015, Parse.ly experienced several outages of its data processing backend. The result was several hours of no new data appearing in our analytics dashboards, both for existing customers of our production analytics product at dash.parsely.com, and for select beta customers of our new product, at preview.parsely.com.
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An old boss of mine had a phrase he used whenever shit hit the fan. You know, those special and sometimes amazing circumstances that inevitably happen when you’re trying to run a bunch of computers toward a common goal. He was fond of saying: “opportunities arise”.
This summer at Keen IO, we a had a series of postmortem-worthy “opportunities” that threatened everything we hold near and dear: the stability of our platform, the trust of our customers, and the sanity of our team. Please allow us to tell you about them in cathartic detail. Continue reading…