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.
Removing legacy code that seems completely unused can sometimes have very unpredictable consequences.
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.
Maturing cloud services open up the chance to focus on the most valuable and interesting challenges and not be sidetracked by the technology that enables it.
Engineered Chaos, breaking production, and getting away with it. How the Core Tribe in Sky Betting and Gaming break stuff to make things better
Details of our Leeds Hack 2018 challenge.
A report from Big Data Technology Warsaw Summit 2018
A brief summary of my time at FOSDEM 2018.
FOSDEM Logo, CC-BY 2.0 Belgium License
Our lessons from the 2018 LGBT STEMinar
A look at the highlights of devopsdays Berlin 2017