Category Archives: Data

Distributed Systems for Cloud and Big Data – a Guide to Consistent Hashing

BY JUAN PABLO CARZOLIO – Freelance Software Engineer @ TOPTAL In recent years, with the advent of concepts such as cloud computing and big data, distributed systems have gained popularity and relevance. One such type of system, distributed caches that power many high-traffic dynamic websites and web applications, typically consist of a particular case of

A Data Engineer’s Guide To Non-Traditional Data Storages

BY KEN HU – DATA SCIENTIST @ TOPTAL Data Engineering With the rise of big data and data science, many engineering roles are being challenged and expanded. One new-age role is data engineering. Originally, the purpose of data engineering was the loading of external data sources and the designing of databases (designing and developing pipelines

Turbulent times for HCI … online comparison updated with SimpliVity 3.6.1 and Atlantis HyperScale HS-339

With significant changes occurring almost daily in the SDS / HCI market (HPE’s acquisition announcement of SimpliVity yesterday proves this once again) – our “always online” comparisons seem to become more relevant with every passing day! Visitor numbers and “open community curation” have increased significantly (thanks to all – please keep it coming!!) Thanks to

Developing for the Cloud in the Cloud: BigData Development with Docker in AWS

BY MICHELE SCIABARRA – FREELANCE SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ TOPTAL #AWS #BigData #Cloud #Docker #Scala   Why you may need it? I am a developer, and I work daily in Integrated Development Environments (IDE), such as Intellij IDEA or Eclipse. These IDEs are desktop applications. Since the advent of Google Documents, I have seen more and

A Data Engineer’s Guide To Non-Traditional Data Storages

BY KEN HU – DATA SCIENTIST @ TOPTAL (WhatMatrix Affiliate) Data Engineering With the rise of big data and data science, many engineering roles are being challenged and expanded. One new-age role is data engineering. Originally, the purpose of data engineering was the loading of external data sources and the designing of databases (designing and developing

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