Archive for January, 2014

Lambda Architecture: A state-of-the-art

It’s been some time now since Nathan Marz wrote the first Lambda Architecture post. What has happened since then? How has the community reacted to such a concept? What are the architectural trends in the Big Data space,  as well as the challenges and remaining problems?

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Ad Networks analytics using Hadoop and Splout SQL

In this post we share the talk (and the slides) Datasalt gave about analytics for ad networks at the past Big Data Spain.

In the talk, we sketch the architecture of the whole system. Specifically, we talk about how Splout SQL was designed and why it is useful for the case of Ad Networks. Other techniques that were needed for the problem, like sampling and in-memory storage, are stated as well.

The post will finish with a brief explanation of the topics covered by the talk. Enjoy it!

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