Real-Time Replication from MySQL to Cassandra
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:09

Earlier this month I blogged about our new Hadoop applier, I published the docs for that this week (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-replicator-3.0/deployment-hadoop.html (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-replicator-3.0/deployment-hadoop.html)) as part of the Tungsten Replicator 3.0 documentation (http://docs.continuent.com/tungsten-replicator-3.0/index.html (http://docs.continuent.com/tungs...


5 Steps to Start Data Mining
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 27 February 2014 16:53

I have a great guest blog on the basics of data mining over at SciTech Connect: 5 Steps to Start Data Mining – SciTech Connect | SciTech Connect (http://scitechconnect.elsevier.com/5-steps-start-data-mining/).


Real-time data loading from MySQL to Hadoop
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 27 February 2014 13:25




No Hadoop Fun for Me at SCaLE 12X :(
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:25

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about my upcoming MySQL/Hadoop talk at SCaLE 12X (http://scale-out-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/fun-with-mysql-and-hadoop-at-scale-12x.html). Unfortunately I had to cancel. A few days after writing the article I came down with an eye problem that is fixed but prevents me from flying anywhere for a few weeks. That's a pity as I was definitely looking forward to attendin...


Why Aren't All Data Immutable?
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Monday, 17 February 2014 20:00

Over the last few years there has been an increasing interest in immutable data management. This is a big change from the traditional update-in-place approach many database systems use today, where new values delete old values, which are then lost. With immutable data you record everything, generally using methods that append data from successive transactions rather than replacing them. In some D...


On the road again - FOSSAsia
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 13 February 2014 03:30

On the road again - FOSSAsia It has been a few busy months until now. I have moved from Italy to Thailand, and the move has been my first priority, keeping me from attending FOSDEM (http://fosdem.org) and interacting with social media. Now I start catching my breath, and looking around for new events to attend. But before I get into this, let’s make a few things clear: I am still working...


Getting Data into Hadoop in real-time
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 13:21

Moving data between databases is hard. Without ever intending it, I seem to have spent a lifetime working on solutions for getting data into and out of databases, but more frequently between. In fact, my first job out of university was migrating data from BRS/Text, a free-text database (probably what we would call a NoSQL) into a more structured Oracle. Today I spend some of my time working in Big...


Fun with MySQL and Hadoop at SCaLE 12X
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Friday, 07 February 2014 17:07

It's my pleasure to be presenting at SCaLE 12X (https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale12x) on the subject of real-time data loading from MySQL to Hadoop (https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale12x/presentations/real-time-data-loading-mysql-hadoop). This is the first public talk on work at Continuent that enables Tungsten Replicator (https://code.google.com/p/tungsten-replicator/) to move transactions ...


Mac OS X: The Love Affair Is Over
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Sunday, 02 February 2014 13:43

Like a lot of developers I started using a MacBook Pro around the time of Tiger. I instantly loved it: simple, fast, and virtually no system administration overhead. The genius of OS X was that it never got in the way. You opened the box, pulled out the machine, and got to work. It had a great user interface, excellent development tools (Eclipse in my case) and the command utilities like ssh, r...


Replicate from Oracle to Oracle, Oracle to MySQL, and Oracle to Analytics
Source:  Continuent blogs: The Scale-out, The Data Charmer, Flying Clusters and Continuent Tungsten blogs
Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:30