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A Call for Sanity in NoSQL



Nathan Marz discusses building NoSQL-based data systems that are scalable and easy to reason about.


Nathan Marz is the creator of many open source projects which are relied upon by over 50 companies around the world, including Cascalog and Storm. Nathan is also working on a book for Manning publications entitled "Big Data: principles and best practices of scalable realtime data systems". Nathan was previously the lead engineer at BackType before being acquired by Twitter in 2011.

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Apr 23, 2014

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  • Did I miss something?

    by Augusto Rodriguez,

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    This talk confused me. The solution that Nathan proposed used 3 different NoSQL engines. One for permanent storage, one with the aggregated data and one with the latest updates...

    I have the impression that Nathan uses the word "Sanity" for exactly the opposite meaning... We do similar things where I work, and we don't use a single NoSQL solution.

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