Articles by Alice
There is a general recommendation against running Apache Kafka on NFS storage, but nobody really gives a good explanation as to why. In this post we look at some broker crashes we have seen happening on Kafka clusters which use NFS storage and why they were happening.
The use of JMX metrics in Java applications is often poorly documented and is a feature that people are often unaware of. In this post we explore how to use the JMX metrics provided by Kafka Connect.
A report from Big Data Technology Warsaw Summit 2018
This weekend the first ever nonbinary in tech event took place in London, and I had the privilege of attending.
We’ve been optimising the allocation of services in our Hadoop cluster recently. It turns out a quiet Hadoop gateway server is a bad one.
Outline of the streaming architecture we are standardising around in the data tribe at Sky Betting & Gaming
Keeping on top of an area of technology that is as rapidly moving as the big data ecosystem is hard. Our data tribe share some of their resources for keeping up to date.
Our web performance teams regularly use JMeter to load test our websites to identify performance of the various components involved, but it turns out you can actually use it to directly test the performance of a Hadoop datawarehouse.