Category: Analysis

My Brief Affair With Android

As a software engineer I like to experiment with different technologies and step outside of my comfort zone once in awhile. Having used iOS devices for a very long time, sometime last year I bought myself a used Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I can now confidently say that […]

Ordered Sets and Logs in Cassandra vs SQL

I’ve written before that Cassandra’s achilles’ heel is devops: Storage, redundancy and performance are expanded by adding more nodes. This can happen during normal business hours as long as consistency parameters are met. Same applies to node replacements. As the number of servers grows be prepared to hire […]

Two developers choose to take a class

Here is a wednesday funny for you: Two developers decide to take a class to improve their skills. One takes a day-long class on “Building scalable web applications with MongoDB.” The other one takes a class on “Basket Weaving.” Next day they compare their notes. One of them […]

Cassandra: Lessons Learned

After using Cassandra for 3 years since version 0.8.5, I thought I’d put together a blurb on lessons learned. Here it goes! Use Cases What works Anything that involves high speed collection of data for analysis in the background or via batch. For example: Logging and data collection […]

Happy New Year!

Breezing through your day at work is a recipe for stagnation. Any spare brain cycles you have at work should be spent on thinking about how to improve yourself and your project. The biggest lesson for me from 2011 is that change is good. Change forces you to […]