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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.

51:20

Facebook Messages: Backup & Replication Systems on HBase

Posted by Nicolas Spiegelberg  on  Jun 30, 2013

Nicolas Spiegelberg discusses Facebook Messages built on top of HBase, the systems involved and the scaling challenges for handling 500TB of new data per month.

40:27

Cloud Computing at Google

Posted by Randy Shoup  on  Jun 03, 2013

Randy Shoup details some of the pieces forming Google’s technology stack, BigTable, Megastore, Dremel, virtualization, etc. and the design principles of their their cloud-based applications.

23:45

Apache Cassandra Anti Patterns

Posted by Matthew Dennis  on  Feb 22, 2013

Matthew Dennis covers the most common mistakes made with Cassandra that he has noticed being made both in deployment and code.

Spring Data - NoSQL - No Problems...

Posted by Peter Bell  on  Oct 18, 2012

Peter Bell introduces 4 NoSQL categories –Key-Value, Document, Column, Graph - and explains how one can use Spring Data to work with such data stores.

NetApp Case Study

Posted by Kumar Palaniapan and Scott Fleming  on  Jun 01, 2012 1

Kumar Palaniapan and Scott Fleming present how NetApp deals with big data using Hadoop, HBase, Flume, and Solr, collecting and analyzing TBs of log data with Think Big Analytics.

Hadoop and Cassandra, Sitting in a Tree ...

Posted by Jake Luciani  on  May 30, 2012

Jake Luciani introduces Brisk, a Hadoop and Hive distribution using Cassandra for core services and storage, presenting the benefits of running Hadoop in a peer-to-peer masterless architecture.

Keeping Movies Running Amid Thunderstorms!

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Apr 13, 2012

Siddharth Anand presents how Netflix’s architecture evolved from a traditional 3-tier configuration to a cloud-based one, detailing the scalability and fault tolerant issues encountered.

Polyglot Persistence for Java Developers - Moving Out of the Relational Comfort Zone

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  Feb 03, 2012

Chris Richardson shows how he ported a relational database to three NoSQL data stores: Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB.

SimpleGeo: Staying Agile at Scale

Posted by Mike Malone  on  Jan 04, 2012 1

Mike Malone discusses principles of good and bad (software) architecture determining SimpleGeo’s architecture: deal with change, embrace failure, phased adoption, balanced security, and others.

HBase @ Facebook

Posted by Kannan Muthukkaruppan  on  Sep 29, 2011 1

Kannan Muthukkaruppan overviews HBase, explaining what Facebook Messages is and why they chose HBase to implement it, their contribution to HBase, and what they plan to use it for in the future.

NoSQL @ Netflix

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Jul 21, 2011

Siddharth “Sid” Anand explains the technical details behind the move from Oracle used inside their data center to SimpleDB and S3 in the cloud, and from there to Cassandra.

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