Join Threat Stack’s Pete Cheslock at Monitorama 2017

On August 10, 1628, the Swedish warship Vasa began its maiden voyage, and after sailing approximately 1,400 feet, promptly heeled over and sank, causing total loss of the ship as well as the deaths of 53 sailors.

What does this have to do with project managing large, complex software systems? Find out by joining Threat Stack’s Pete Cheslock at Monitorama in Portland, Oregon, May 22–24. Read more “Join Threat Stack’s Pete Cheslock at Monitorama 2017”

Scale it to Billions — What They Don’t Tell you in the Cassandra README

At Threat Stack our engineering and operations teams have embraced the concept of the polyglot data platform, recognizing that no one solution can provide for all of our needs. Those needs include rapid scaling, ideally linearly, to support growing customer demand and the elastic workloads of our new economy customers. We also require different forms of analysis to support stream analysis for our IDS feature set, efficient lookup tables and prematerialized views for our ETDR feature set, and offline analysis for analysis and research.

A core component of our data platform for several years has been Cassandra, which we upgraded to Datastax Enterprise (DSE) through their start up program last year. Originally we were expecting to use it as our single source of truth for all of our time series data, but this turned out to be an anti pattern. Instead we have found it very useful for look up tables and pre-materialized views (more on this later).

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