The Distributed Data Show

The Distributed Data Show is your weekly source for the latest news and technical expertise to help you succeed in building large-scale distributed systems. Brought to you by the DataStax Developer Advocate team, we go in-depth with DataStax engineers and special guests from the broader data community. New episodes each Tuesday.

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Mar 05, 2018 • By: Jeff Carpenter

We talk with Dikang Gu about Instagram’s experience migrating from Apache Cassandra 2.2 to 3.0 and using Rocks DB as a pluggable storage engine for Cassandra.

Feb 27, 2018 • By: Denise Gosnell, David Gilardi

We talk with Dr. Denise Gosnell, graph consultant at DataStax about creative applications of graph technology, TOTAL DOMINATION, and some surprising use cases.

Feb 20, 2018 • By: Jeff Carpenter

DataStax CTO Jonathan Ellis compares the tradeoffs, strengths, and weaknesses of Apache Cassandra vs. Amazon’s DynamoDB, Microsoft’s Azure Cosmos DB, and Google’s Cloud Spanner.

Feb 13, 2018 • By: Patrick McFadin

Patrick McFadin catches up with Holden Karau of Google to learn about new features of Spark 2.3, including Vectorized UDFs, Microbatch improvements, and Kubernetes support. Along the way, they explore whether API stability is an indicator that it’s time to make a career move. 

Feb 06, 2018 • By: Jeff Carpenter, Patrick McFadin

DuyHai Doan leads a discussion with Patrick McFadin and Jeff Carpenter on whether blockchain is a database, how blockchains and distributed databases complement each other,  and what we can learn about distributed systems by looking at blockchain technology. 

Jan 30, 2018 • By: Nick Panahi, Jeff Carpenter

We talk with Nick Panahi, Product Manager for DSE Search, about the distinction between secondary indexes and search indexes, the challenges of distributed search engines, and future directions for DSE Search.

Jan 23, 2018 • By: Jeff Carpenter, David Gilardi, Luke Tillman

The evangelist team shares some its internal discussions and debates about the intersection of microservice architecture and the data tier.

Jan 09, 2018 • By: Kathryn Erickson, Jeff Carpenter

We talk with Kat Erickson about the popularity of orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes and the pros and cons of using orchestration for deployment of distributed databases. 

Jan 02, 2018 • By: Jeff Carpenter, Luke Tillman, David Gilardi

The DataStax Evangelist team offers their predictions on the big technology trends to look for in 2018, including microservices and service meshes, containers and orchestration, and the emergence of higher level managed services for machine learning and AI applications. 

Dec 26, 2017 • By: Jeff Carpenter, Patrick McFadin, David Gilardi