Tag: distributed systems

Episode 460: Evan Weaver on FaunaDB

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Episode 460: Evan Weaver on FaunaDB

Evan Weaver of Fauna discusses the Fauna distributed database. Host Felienne spoke with him about the database’s design and its properties, as well as the FQL query language and the different models it supports: document-based as well as relational. They discuss how Fauna deals with data manipulation with stored procedure-like functions, and how it guarantees […]

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Episode 444: Tug Grall on Redis

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Episode 444: Tug Grall on Redis

Tug Grall of Redis Labs discusses Redis, its evolution over the years, and emerging use cases today. Host Akshay spoke with Tug about Redis’ fundamental data structures and their common uses, its module based ecosystem and Redis’ applicability in a wide range of applications beyond being a layer for caching data such as search, machine […]

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Episode 429: Rob Skillington on High Cardinality Alerting and Monitoring

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Episode 429: Rob Skillington on High Cardinality Alerting and Monitoring

Rob Skillingon discusses the difficulty of scaling monitoring and alerting to high dimensional spaces, as are typically found in modern applications at scale.  High cardinality versus high dimension spaces. The episode begins with a review of monitoring, metrics, metadata, and alerting.  How do things change at scale?  Filtering signals out of high-dimension data sets.  When […]

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Episode 424: Sean Knapp on Dataflow Pipeline Automation

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Episode 424: Sean Knapp on Dataflow Pipeline Automation

Sean Knapp, CEO of Ascend.io, discusses data pipelines and data pipeline automation.  Sean spoke with Host Robert Blumen about the ubiquity of data pipelines; what data pipelines do; where the data comes from, how it is transformed, where it goes; and what it is used for (analytics, machine learning, reporting, alerting, business intelligence).  Semi-automated and […]

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

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Episode 421: Doug Fawley on gRPC

Doug Fawley, tech lead of the golang native implementation of gRPC at Google, discusses gRPC with host Robert Blumen. They examine remote procedure calls generally, as well as the evolution of RPC technologies at Google, the benefits of HTTP/2 as the foundation of an RPC stack, and what HTTP/2 contributes to gRPC (security, flow control, […]

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