Posts by Jeremiah Peschka

Getting Faster Writes with Riak

While preparing for an upcoming presentation about Riak for the Columbus Ruby Brigade, I wrote a simple data loader. When I initially ran the load, it took about 4 minutes to load the data on the worst run. When you’re waiting to test your data load and write a presentation, 4 minutes is an eternity.…
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A Technical Plan for 2011

The Last Ten Years My career has been particularly interesting. I’ve been very fortunate to work with a variety of different languages, platforms, databases, frameworks, and people. I started off working with Perl on HP-UX. As I started automating more of my job, I added ASP.NET to the mix. Eventually I learned about databases, first…
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Three Mistakes I Made With MongoDB

When I initially started working with MongoDB, it was very easy to get started. I could create schemas, create data, and pretty much do everything I wanted to do very quickly. As I started progressing through working with MongoDB, I started running into more and more problems. They weren’t problems with MongoDB, they were problems…
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Personal Goals for 2011

These aren’t all of my goals, to be sure, but I thought that it’d be a good idea to get some of them out in public and start sharing a bit more. Be More Personal I want to be more personal on this blog. Historically, I haven’t injected a lot of my personal details into…
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What You’re Missing About Stateless Computing

Once, long ago, men carved their knowledge into the walls of caves so that it would be available for all time. Unfortunately, their knowledge was tied to once place. Eventually, a forward thinking cave dweller thought about carving his knowledge into a clay tablet. He was savagely beaten to death and his family burned as…
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The times they are a changin’

Last week, I sent an email to the PASS Board of Directors. It said, in short, that I was stepping down from my seat on the board. In fact, here’s the email: A few months ago I made a huge change in my career and stepped out of my role as a production DBA and…
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Twelve Days of SQL – Day (2 – 1)

The Story So Far Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) asked me to pick a favorite blog post for the year. Since I couldn’t pick anything I wrote (yes, I love myself that much), I had to pick one from the community. Since just about everyone in Brent’s crazy list of crazy blogs about SQL, I…
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