Full disclosure: Heroku, my employer, is mentioned.
Many RushCard customers are low-income minority Americans who don’t have traditional bank accounts. Without access to their money stored on their RushCards, some customers told The Associated Press at the time they could not buy food for their children, pay bills, or pay for gas to get to their jobs.
Although Kafka currently can do quota-based rate limiting for producing and consuming, that’s not a applicable to partition movement. Kafka doesn’t have a concept of rate limiting during partition movement. If we try to migrate many partitions, each with a lot of data, it can easily saturate our network. So trying to go as fast as possible can cause migrations to take a very long time and increase the risk of message loss.
One of 37 US Salesforce pods went down for over 18 hours. Data from a five-hour period was lost.
Full disclosure: Salesforce.com (parent company of my employer, Heroku), is mentioned.
- Time Warner and Cox (ISPs)
Level3 fiber cut in New York City.
- Montreal emergency responders’ radio communication network
- UK Post Office
- Betfair US
Betfair’s site failed during the Kentucky Derby, and the CEO publicly blamed “human error”. This article suggests another theory:
While there’s no proof that TVG came under DDOS attack on Saturday, Betfair US may have decided it was more advantageous for customers to think of them as occasionally ham-fisted stooges prone to disabling their own technology rather than an operator whose systems were unable to defend themselves – and their customers’ data – against malicious third parties.
- Second Life
Central DB failure plus a coincidental status site failure. Thanks to April Linden for the detailed report.
- Software Update Destroys $286 Million Japanese Satellite
- AppleID site
- Telstra DNS outage
- Loblaw Stores
All stores in the Loblaw chain in Canada, including Shopper’s Drug Mart, No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore, have been forced to close this morning due to “tech issues.”
- Walmart, Lowe’s online stores
- Afrihost Mobile
They’re granting 1GB of free data to customers by way of apology.
- Multiple AU Banks’ ATMs