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Functional Distributed Programming with Irmin

Posted by Anil Madhavapeddy  on  Oct 31, 2015

Anil Madhavapeddy introduces the Irmin library by means of a functional queue, shows how the Git mirroring works, and then demonstrates some more complex applications.


Ground-up Introduction to In-memory Data

Posted by Viktor Gamov  on  Oct 10, 2015

Viktor Gamov covers In-Memory technology, distributed data topologies, making in-memory reliable, scalable and durable, when to use NoSQL, and techniques for Big In-Memory Data.


Making Distributed Data Persistent Services Elastic (Without Losing All Your Data)

Posted by Joe Stein  on  Sep 20, 2015

Joe Stein introduces Mesos and managing data services on it, presenting use cases for replacing classic solutions (like cold storage) with new functionality based on these technology.


Scaling Uber's Real-time Market Platform

Posted by Matt Ranney  on  Jul 14, 2015

Matt Ranney explains the Uber architecture overall, with a focus on the dispatch systems, the geospatial index, handling failure, and dealing with the distributed traveling salesman problem.


Programming and Testing a Distributed Database

Posted by Reid Draper  on  Mar 20, 2015

Reid Draper shows how real world distributed database work, communicate and are tested, trading RPC for messaging, unit-tests for QuickCheck, and micro-benchmarks for multi-week stress tests.


A Distributed Transactional Database on Hadoop

Posted by John Leach  on  Jan 02, 2015

John Leach explains using HBase co-processors to support a full ANSI SQL RDBMS without modifying the core HBase source, showing how Hadoop/HBase can replace traditional RDBMS solutions.


Building a Distributed Data Ingestion System with RabbitMQ

Posted by Alvaro Videla  on  Aug 17, 2014

Alvaro Videla shows how to build a system that can ingest data produced at separate locations and replicate it across regions using RabbitMQ.


How Facebook Scales Big Data Systems

Posted by Jeff Johnson  on  Aug 10, 2014 1

Jeff Johnson introduces Apollo, a hierarchical NoSQL data system meant to deal with Facebook's distributed storage needs.


Building a Distributed Data Ingestion System with RabbitMQ

Posted by Alvaro Videla  on  Mar 08, 2014

Alvaro Videla presents the more advanced features of RabbitMQ: federated brokers, HA queues and support for many protocols and languages.


An API for Distributed Computing

Posted by Cliff Click  on  Feb 22, 2014

Cliff Click introduces a coding style & API for in-memory analytics that handles datasets from 1K to 1TB without changing a line of code and clusters with TB of RAM and hundreds of CPUs.


Spanner - Google's Distributed Database

Posted by Sebastian Kanthak  on  Nov 25, 2013

Sebastian Kanthak details how Spanner relies on GPS and atomic clocks to provide two of its innovative features: Lock-free strong reads and global snapshots consistent with external events.


Next Top Data Model

Posted by Ian Plosker  on  Jun 26, 2013

Ian Plosker shares a number of techniques for establishing the data query patterns from the outset of application development, designing a data model to fit those patterns.

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