This Week in News: Time-Series Data and Instagram’s Storage Engine
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Farmer’s series on time-series data started back in January with an explanation of what time series data is and why you should care about it. Her second piece dives into more detail on why developers should use a time series database. And this week she followed up with a third article that starts to get more into the details of how you actually build an application that queries time series data.
Then later in our episode, TNS Managing Editor Editor Joab Jackson will tell us about Instagram’s new fork of the Cassandra database. To boost the performance of a mission-critical instance of Cassandra, Instagram engineers replaced the open source database’s storage engine with a faster C++-based one from another database called RocksDB. They’ve dubbed this new high-performance database “Rocksandra.”
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Feature image by Katy Farmer.