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Data Catalog Overview: Amundson

Open Source Data Catalog Overview: Amundsen

In this blog post, the second in a series about Open Source Data Catalogs, we will be talking about the Open Source Data Discovery and Metadata Engine known as Amundsen. We will be going over what the main idea of Amundsen is, what kinds of technologies make up Amundsen, methods of installation and development, and then go through the installation process of Amundsen using the docker method along with a few obstacles we ran into while doing so. We will also discuss the main microservices that make up Amundsen, configuration options for them, and how to add authentication to Amundsen. Finally, we conclude with some ending thoughts and conclusions on Amundsen from the perspective of a short dive into it.

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Connecting Cassandra to kafka hero

Apache Cassandra Lunch #18: Connecting Cassandra to Kafka

In this blog, we recap Cassandra Lunch #18, where we had guest speaker, Ryan Quey, discuss and demo a personal project where he uses multiple technologies, including Cassandra and Kafka, to build an app that grabs podcast data related to topics he inputs, stores it, processes it and displays it on searchable a front-end. In case you missed it, the video of Cassandra Lunch is also embedded in the blog!

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Database Aggregations for Machine Learning

The first part of any machine learning project is to gather data. This sounds easy. You may think that this puts you in the perfect position to work with data you have in relational databases. In some circumstances that may be correct. However, most of the ways that we store data in databases for business platforms are sub-optimal for using machine learning. They require more work to gain the insights we want out of our data.

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Elassandra vs Elasticsearch vs Cassandra

Elassandra is an open-source project with the goal of integrating Apache Cassandra and Elasticsearch. Cassandra is a highly scalable database tool. Elasticsearch is an open-source search engine. By mapping concepts from the inner workings of one tool onto the other tool, Elassandra integrates the all-fields text search of Elasticsearch with Cassandra’s ability to easily manage large amounts of data.

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Summer with Anant

This summer I was fortunate enough to be able to join Anant. Coming from primarily a research background, I had little experience of how companies run. This was a great experience for me in learning about the development cycle, how companies streamline workflow, and much, much more about day-to-day operations. And of course, meeting the team at Anant was incredible and I met some fantastic people who taught me a lot, from getting ready to go to college to general life advice.

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