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Enlightning - Instant Observability: Exploring the Magic of Pixie

Pixie is an open source observability tool for Kubernetes applications. Pixie automatically collects telemetry data, including full-body requests, resource and network metrics, application profiles, and more. Using Pixie, developers can view the high-level state of their cluster (service maps, cluster resources, application traffic) and also drill down into more detailed views (pod state, flame graphs) without having to modify or redeploy their code.

Lessons Learned from Accidental Open Source Success with Ryan Clements

In this video, Ryan Clements from Byte Bot shares his experience integrating Storybook and Next.js. Discover the lessons he learned about automation, documentation, and open-source community engagement. Whether you're a developer or interested in software engineering, this talk offers valuable insights.

Hot and cold data with Apache Kafka, Tiered Storage, and Iceberg

Utilizing the true potential of data streaming is key to business success. In this Data (R)evolution episode, we're joined by Josep Prat and Filip Yonov to dive into the transformative features of Apache Kafka and its evolving role in data architecture. They discuss the critical importance of collaboration and feedback in enhancing Kafka's capabilities, the future of "lake house" technology, exciting updates from the Open Source Program Office (OSPO), and the importance of Kafka's readiness to support evolving data formats—making it a backbone for modern data ecosystems.

Empower Professionals to Perform Better with AI

Adopting cloud technology to gain velocity and agility in the marketplace allows companies to focus on what matters most. However, this transition isn't without its risks. In this episode of Data (R)evolution, hosts Janki Patel Westenberg and Francesco Tisiot are joined by Dave Li, former Senior Software Engineer at Helthjem, and Oded Valin, Co-Founder & CEO at EverSQL, to discuss the application of AI in database management, the importance of expertise in cloud adoption, and the need for streamlined tools in an increasingly data-driven world.

Why we used open source Apache projects to build InfluxDB 3.0

To the unfamiliar, building with open source tools may seem like the kind of chaos that leads to Boaty McBoatface-like decisions. Andrew Lamb, staff engineer at InfluxData and PMC for the Apache DataFusion project, provides insight from a developer and a PMC perspective about what it's like to build with, and manage a major open source project. InfluxData recently rebuilt its core database using Apache projects: Flight, DataFusion, Arrow, and Parquet, dubbed the FDAP stack.

How the FDAP stack drives innovation with open source Apache projects

Using open source projects from the Apache foundation to build low-level database software drives innovation. Andrew Lamb, Staff Engineer at InfluxData and PMC for the Apache DataFusion project, discusses the components of the FDAP stack - Flight, Arrow, DataFusion, and Parquet, explaining how building with these tools helps companies focus on innovation instead of spending dev cycles reinventing the wheel.

Practical Guide to Adopting Open-Source Software in Operations

Businesses are constantly on the lookout for ways to optimize operations, reduce costs, and stay ahead of the competition. One of the most effective strategies for achieving these goals is adopting open-source software (OSS). Open-source tools offer a myriad of benefits, from cost savings to enhanced flexibility and innovation. However, transitioning to an open-source environment can be daunting without a clear roadmap.

Redis is No Longer Open Source. Is Valkey the Successor?

Redis is no longer open source. In March 2024 the project was relicensed, leaving its vast community confused. But the community did not give up, and started work to fork Redis to keep it open. On my recent OpenObservabilty Talks episode, I delved into Valkey, a prominent fork of Redis.