Blogs — January 2018


Technical Technical — Kafka

Exploring the Apache Kafka “Castle” Part B: Event Reprocessing

Thursday 18th January 2018 by Paul Brebner

In this second part of the Apache Kafka Castle blog we contemplate the being or not being of Kafka Event Reprocessing, and speeding up time! Reprocessing Use Cases Reprocess: /riːˈprəʊsɛs/ verb Process (something, especially spent nuclear fuel) again or differently. Repeat event processing is called reprocessing (or sometimes replaying or rewinding), and some reprocessing use […]
Exploring Apache Kafka: Event Processing


Security Advisory - Spectre and Meltdown

Monday 8th January 2018 by Aleks Lubiejewski

This advisory is to inform Instaclustr customers of Instaclustr’s risk assessment and mitigation steps in relation to the Spectre (CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) vulnerabilities disclosed last last week. We have considered these vulnerabilities from two perspectives, Cross-VM leakage and Host (cross process) leakage. For Cross-VM leakage, our cloud providers have published advice that […]
Security Advisory - Spectre and Meltdown

Feature Releases Technical — Cassandra

Announcing Instaclustr support for AWS I3 Instance Types

Thursday 4th January 2018 by Instaclustr

Instaclustr delivers improved Cassandra price/performance with AWS I3 Instance Types. Instaclustr has released support for a new AWS I3 instance type with our Apache Cassandra, Spark & Elassandra Managed Service. I3 is the latest generation of AWS’s “Storage Optimised” family. It is designed to support I/O intensive workload, and is backed by low-latency SSD. Instaclustr […]