On Cheating with Big Data

On Cheating with Big Data

To achieve the scales of Big Data, you have to cheat in some way. Sometimes people call these tradeoffs. In Big Data, I prefer to call them cheats. A tradeoff makes it sound like a small thing, but the reality is that Big Data tradeoffs can make a use case possible or...
Integration Testing for Kafka

Integration Testing for Kafka

We’re creating more and more complicated data pipelines and systems with Kafka. These interactions are becoming even more complex as we create microservices. As we create these complex systems, we aren’t thinking about how to test, debug, or fix them. These 3 parts...