Trigger Warnings for Cats

adulting:

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Trigger Warning: Vacuum Cleaner

Trigger Warning: Something On the Wall Only You Can See

Trigger Warning: One In 75 Cars 

Trigger Warning: Your Human Is Wearing a Knit Hat

Trigger Warning: That Golden Retriever That Lives Two Houses Down

Trigger Warning: A Bag of Skittles Falling On the Floor

Trigger Warning: This Sweater Smells Weird and Reminds You of Another Trigger

Trigger Warning: Gravity Exists

emergentfutures:

The Most Powerful Sales Tool at Lowe’s: Satellites

Forget package-toting drones—the future of retail may lie in satellites. That’s howLowe’s (LOW) is catching up to Home Depot (HD) in the hunt for professional tradesmen and do-it-yourself consumers.
Lowe’s said on Wednesday that it has been gauging traffic at its almost 1,900 stores from space, scanning satellite images of its parking lots to find out how many shoppers it can expect at every hour of every day. It has also started syncing its parking lot observations with actual transaction counts to see how many people drove away without making a purchase.

Full Story: Business Week

emergentfutures:

The Most Powerful Sales Tool at Lowe’s: Satellites

Forget package-toting drones—the future of retail may lie in satellites. That’s howLowe’s (LOW) is catching up to Home Depot (HD) in the hunt for professional tradesmen and do-it-yourself consumers.

Lowe’s said on Wednesday that it has been gauging traffic at its almost 1,900 stores from space, scanning satellite images of its parking lots to find out how many shoppers it can expect at every hour of every day. It has also started syncing its parking lot observations with actual transaction counts to see how many people drove away without making a purchase.

Full Story: Business Week

bhgfood:

Black Bean Chipotle Burgers: Prepare these healthy vegetarian patties ahead of time to whip out whenever the occasion calls. Try with either hot or mild salsa, depending on the level of spiciness you prefer. (BHG.com)

bhgfood:

Black Bean Chipotle Burgers: Prepare these healthy vegetarian patties ahead of time to whip out whenever the occasion calls. Try with either hot or mild salsa, depending on the level of spiciness you prefer. (BHG.com)

nprfreshair:

newyorker:

Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

No you hang up. No, you!

I agree!

nprfreshair:

newyorker:

Who needs friends when you’ve got Terry Gross? An illustration by Eleanor Davis: http://nyr.kr/1nYvPYw

No you hang up. No, you!

I agree!

(Source: newyorker.com, via npr)

latenightseth:

*Rapturous applause*

Cassandra hits 1 million writes per second on Google Compute Engine

nosql:

Google using Cassandra to show the performance and cost efficiency of the Google Compute Engine:

  • sustain one million writes per second to Cassandra with a median latency of 10.3 ms and 95% completing under 23 ms
  • sustain a loss of 1/3 of the instances and volumes and still maintain the 1 million writes per second (though with higher latency)
  • scale up and down linearly so that the configuration described can be used to create a cost effective solution
  • go from nothing in existence to a fully configured and deployed instances hitting 1 million writes per second took just 70 minutes. A configured environment can achieve the same throughput in 20 minutes.

Make sure you check the charts and get to the conclusion part. The other conclusion I’d suggest is: based on the real benchmarks I’ve seen over the years, Cassandra is the only system that was proven to scale lineary and provide top performance1.


  1. Before saying that I’m biased, make sure you are reading at least this story and Netflix’s post

Original title and link: Cassandra hits 1 million writes per second on Google Compute Engine (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)