Goodbye Boundary

Monday, Sept. 1st was my last day at Boundary. The past 2.5 years have been tremendously exciting and pretty much nothing like I expected, all part of the fun of working at a startup.

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Erlang MapReduce Queries, MultiFetch and Network Latency with Riak

I know, you're looking at your calendar, let me be the first to assure you it's not 2011. I recently had the need to write some Erlang MapReduce queries for Riak and it was a bit of an adventure. The Riak MapReduce documentation is good but generally focused on JavaScript. If you're using Riak it's quite possible you've never had the need to use its' MapReduce capabilities. We haven't really used it at Boundary before I dug into some performance problems and it's probably not regarded as one of Riak's strengths. With that said though it's a nice feature and was worth some investigation.

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Streaming Analytics for NFS, Product Design and My Involvement in 3 Startups

CacheIQ RapidView NFS Operations and Network Througput Drilldown

Screen Shot 2012-01-12 at 8.03.52 PMAt Boundary I work on a variety of services that collect and analyze application flow data. This information is aggregated and presented to users via our streaming analytics platform. This post isn’t about Boundary though and Boundary isn’t my first foray into streaming analytics, it’s a problem I’ve been thinking about and working on for a while.

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