FOSDEM 2024 – Conference Recording Will Be Soon Available

FOSDEM 2024 – Conference Recording Will Be Soon Available

FOSDEM was a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas, and collaborate. Every year, thousands of developers of free and open-source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels. Our CEO, Robert Hodges was one of the speakers at this conference and his talk revealed all on Monitoring & Observability Devroom on the 4th of February. The FOSDEM event is a free and non-commercial conference organized by the community for the community. The goal is to provide free and open-source software developers and communities a place to meet to get in touch with other developers and projects.

ClickHouse and Apache Parquet: Past, Present, and Future

ClickHouse and Apache Parquet: Past, Present, and Future

Apache Parquet, a popular columnar storage format, has become a linchpin for data-driven organizations seeking efficient and scalable solutions.
ClickHouse can read and write Parquet data at very high speeds which allows interesting integration capability.
In this webinar, we will walk through the existing ClickHouse functionality, give an overview of performance improvements over the last year, and discuss how ClickHouse can do even better.

Is It Safe? Security Hardening for Databases Using Kubernetes Operators – Robert Hodges, Altinity – KubeCon | CloudNativeCon North America 2023

Is It Safe? Security Hardening for Databases Using Kubernetes Operators – Robert Hodges, Altinity – KubeCon | CloudNativeCon North America 2023

Thanks to the Operator Pattern, Kubernetes is now an outstanding platform to run databases. But to quote Marathon Man, “Is it safe?” This talk is a top-level review of the database security problem in Kubernetes, standard ways that operators can mitigate threats, and a wallet-sized checklist of security features you should look for in any operator you use. Our talk is practical and focused on the needs of Kubernetes developers. Enjoy it now!

Data on Kubernetes Operator Maturity- Melissa Logan, Michelle Au, Robert Hodges & Gabriele Bartolini – KubeCon | CloudNativeCon North America 2023

Data on Kubernetes Operator Maturity- Melissa Logan, Michelle Au, Robert Hodges & Gabriele Bartolini – KubeCon | CloudNativeCon North America 2023

Panelists from the Data on Kubernetes Community Operator SIG and CNCF projects will discuss key features of Kubernetes database operators — what works, what doesn’t, and where the industry is going. Panelists will also present an overview of collaborative projects between the Dat on Kubernetes Operator SIG, CNCF Storage TAG, App SIG, Security SIG and others.

Adventures in Data- Leaning on Kubernetes Storage to Run Hundreds of Real-Time Analytic Databases – Robert Hodges, Altinity – KubeCon | CloudNativeCon North America 2023

Adventures in Data- Leaning on Kubernetes Storage to Run Hundreds of Real-Time Analytic Databases – Robert Hodges, Altinity – KubeCon | CloudNativeCon North America 2023

Did you know you can implement compute/storage separation with Amazon block storage? Or the NVMe SSD is not always the fastest or most flexible game in town? Perhaps you would like to extend volumes without downtime? What about changing storage parameters in ways that CSI drivers don’t support? (Hint: we built a controller for that.) Kubernetes storage features make it a portable and flexible foundation for data. This talk shares practical ways to exploit those features as you build your own data platforms.

Building Real-time Analytics on Kubernetes by Robert Hodges – Civo Navigate Europe Conference 2023

Building Real-time Analytics on Kubernetes by Robert Hodges – Civo Navigate Europe Conference 2023

Join Robert Hodges, a seasoned programmer with over five decades of experience, as he dives into the world of real-time analytics in Kubernetes, emphasizing the strengths of ClickHouse, his preferred database.

Hodges shares his extensive knowledge and practical insights on leveraging Kubernetes for robust data analytics: the complexities, best practices, and technical nuances of running ClickHouse on Kubernetes, and the future of data management in cloud environments.

Learn more about Civo Navigate here: https://www.civo.com/navigate

Uncle Data Podcast – Altinity, OLAP Databases, ClickHouse, and the Quest for Real-Time Insights with Robert Hodges

Uncle Data Podcast – Altinity, OLAP Databases, ClickHouse, and the Quest for Real-Time Insights with Robert Hodges

Tomas Peluritis and Robert joined forces and created another awesome episode for the Uncle Data Podcast.
Join us in this enlightening episode as we sit down with Robert Hodges, a seasoned expert in databases and programming. We delve into the fascinating evolution of programming languages, discussing the rise of Rust, the dominance of Java in the US, and C++’s stronghold in Eastern Europe.
Whether you’re a database enthusiast, a programming language aficionado, or someone keen on the intricacies of data processing, this episode promises a wealth of insights. Tune in!

ClickHouse Data Management Internals — Understanding MergeTree Storage, Merges, and Replication

ClickHouse Data Management Internals — Understanding MergeTree Storage, Merges, and Replication

ClickHouse manages huge amounts of data in MergeTree tables. But how is MergeTree organized in storage? What’s a merge and how does it work? How does ClickHouse replicate data and commands across clusters? And what’s a mutation? Our talk explains these features and more. We’ll even discuss mysteries like hard links and the DDL replication queue. Our answers focus on the knowledge necessary to run ClickHouse efficiently and avoid problems. Bring your curiosity and questions!

Safety First! Using clickhouse-backup for ClickHouse Backup and Restore

Safety First! Using clickhouse-backup for ClickHouse Backup and Restore

Backups protect ClickHouse data in cases ranging from accidentally dropping a database to data centers burning down. In this webinar, we’ll compare available backup options for ClickHouse,  then zero in on clickhouse-backup, a popular open-source project that Altinity maintains. The presentation will discuss how clickhouse-backup works, standard backup and restore commands, and tips for reliable operation in production systems. We’ll end with Q & A. Join us if you love your ClickHouse data and want to ensure it sticks around!

Data Hurdles Podcast – The Fast and the Furious: Altinity CEO Robert Hodges’ ClickHouse Joyride

Data Hurdles Podcast – The Fast and the Furious: Altinity CEO Robert Hodges’ ClickHouse Joyride

Buckle up for a high-octane conversation on tearing up the data highways with ClickHouse. Altinity CEO Robert Hodges takes the wheel to navigate building fast analytics engines that would smoke any legacy database in a street race. Learn how their souped-up columnar database design wrings out blistering acceleration measured in milliseconds. If you crave speed, this adrenaline-filled test drive will leave you breathless. The pedal will be flat to the floor as Hodges pushes ClickHouse to the limits revealing the secrets of lightning-fast time to insight. Your analytics have never moved this fast—it’s ClickHouse or bust!

Keeping Your Cloud Native Data Safe: A Common-Sense Guide to Kubernetes, ClickHouse, and Security

Keeping Your Cloud Native Data Safe: A Common-Sense Guide to Kubernetes, ClickHouse, and Security

Kubernetes is now the default environment for ClickHouse-based analytic platforms. But how to keep your data safe? Our talk is a practical walkthrough of security for ClickHouse on Kubernetes. We’ll show you how to divide the security problem into easily understood pieces. Then we’ll walk through practical ways you can protect data using the Altinity Operator for ClickHouse, Kubernetes Secrets, managed Kubernetes, and more. You don’t have to be a security wizard to protect your ClickHouse data. Common sense and a little organization will do. Watch it now and find out how!

Snowflake, BigQuery, or ClickHouse? Pro Tricks to Build Cost-Efficient Analytics for Any Business

Snowflake, BigQuery, or ClickHouse? Pro Tricks to Build Cost-Efficient Analytics for Any Business

Do you ever look at your bill for Snowflake or BigQuery and just sigh? This talk is for you. We’ll explain how pricing works for popular analytic databases and how to get the best deal. Then we’ll look at how to build an alternative using open-source ClickHouse data warehouses. As the pros say, open source may be free but it ain’t cheap! We’ll teach you the tricks to build your own ClickHouse analytic stack that’s less expensive and faster than Snowflake. Join us to become a wizard of cloud cost management.