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Book recommendation for practical web services math & statistics

 
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Hey out there,

I am looking for book recommendations for books that cover practical mathematical and statistical methods for estimating, planning, etc. related to backend services. Let me know if anyone has recommendations. Something that covers topics like capacity planning, monitoring thresholds, queuing theory, etc.

One recent use case I had was to determine a good queue size for a service in a distributed system. I used a variation of Little's Law to figure out how certain queue sizes would impact a particular use case and come up with a range of milliseconds response time that downstream systems would have to have in order for us not to reject messages.

I have searched a lot online the past couple days and there are a number of books falling in this description, but its really hard to figure out if a book is just going to cover hard theory or if it actually demonstrates how to apply the theory in the field which is more of what I'm looking for.

Scott
 
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