As I have mentioned previously, this blog is running on Google’s AppEngine, and I have just migrated it to the HR datastore to test out Python 2.7. Hopefully this will go well and the concurrent requests will keep the instances to a minimum. I am curious to see how well this will perform.

I am especially interested in the change of instance hours between the old and new backends. Based on a quick examination of the billing history of the past 16 days, the blog has used an average of 30 instance hours a day, with a max of 36.05 and a min of 26.55. I’ll update this post in a few days with the new numbers. If they aren’t significantly lower (well, 24 across the board, at least), I will be severely disappointed.

That’s all for now!

P.S. After leaving it sit for a few days, the site is pretty much at 24 hours every day now. The most I’ve seen the past week is 24.03, so I think this change has been a great improvement for GAE.