Benchmarking Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise

    +   Published: June 2018 zData Inc zData performed an evaluation of the performance differences between open source Apache Cassandra™ and DataStax Enterprise in May 2018. The overall conclusions of the performance tests were that DataStax Enterprise outperformed...
Apache Kafka – Usage Patterns

Apache Kafka – Usage Patterns

As the technology industry changes new buzz words appear. From Hadoop, Spark and now to Kafka. What is Kafka Kafka is an Apache Top Level project. Apache Kafka is an open-source streaming unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform which can handle real-time data...
Elixir/Erlang Hot Swapping Code

Elixir/Erlang Hot Swapping Code

Warning, there be black magic here. One of the untold benefits of having a runtime is the ability for that runtime to enable loading and unloading code while the runtime is active. Since the runtime is itself, essentially, a virtual machine with its own operating...
SQL-on-Hadoop: The Paradox of Choice

SQL-on-Hadoop: The Paradox of Choice

Hadoop has been around for a little over 10 years now. It provides you a scale-out and cost-effective solution to store and process large amount of data – which we loosely refer to as “Big Data”. More enterprises are adopting Hadoop with an objective...
HDFS Heterogeneous Storage Model

HDFS Heterogeneous Storage Model

HDFS has proven to be a scalable, fault-tolerant and distributed storage solution which is quickly being adopted by various industries. The distributed storage along with the ability to scale-out in a linear way makes the entire Hadoop framework very cost...