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The Effort Behind Marginal Performance Improvements

8/24/2020 • 5 min read
A look at the amount of effort that we sometimes put into pursuing performance. Background Pilosa is built on the Roaring bitmaps ...
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Kuba Podgórski and Alan Bernstein

The Value in Failed Prototypes

12/20/2019 • 12 min read

To solve hard problems successfully, you usually have to be willing to solve them unsuccessfully in order to learn more about ...

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Seebs

Apophenia: Seeking Patterns in Randomness

8/29/2019 • 7 min read

Apophenia provides a seekable (but not cryptographically secure) PRNG implementation. Because what’s the point in random ...

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Seebs

Building Throwaway Machines with Terraform

8/27/2019 • 3 min read

Looking for an easy way to quickly try out some new whiz-bang software safely and securely? Look no further!

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Todd Gruben

How to Generate an Arbitrarily Large Amount of Test Data

8/21/2019 • 6 min read

Have you ever looked at some publicly available data, and thought, “I wish this data set was 100 times larger”? It ...

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Alan Bernstein

Building On a Strong Foundation

5/23/2019 • 2 min read
In 2017, we open-sourced Pilosa with the goal of transforming the world of big data analytics using the power of bitmap indices ...
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Cody Soyland

Writing a Custom Handler for Oracle GoldenGate

2/18/2019 • 11 min read

In this post, we will cover creating a custom handler for Oracle GoldenGate which updates the data in a Pilosa server.

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Yüce Tekol

I Hope You Like Charts: Benchmarks On 4 Clouds

2/13/2019 • 9 min read
This is a follow-on post to multi-cloud benchmarks. Previously, we ran a number of Pilosa specific benchmarks across a variety of ...
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Matt Jaffee

Oracle, AWS, and Azure Benchmarking Shootout

1/13/2019 • 11 min read
Psst - when you’re done with this, check out part 2. For those unfamiliar, Pilosa is an open source, distributed index which ...
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Matt Jaffee

We Raised our Seed Round

11/12/2018 • 3 min read

Today, we are excited to announce the first close of a $5.4 million Seed Round led by Skylark Partners. With this investment, John ...

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HO Maycotte

Pilosa 1.0 Released

7/10/2018 • 2 min read

Pilosa is happy to announce version 1.0, available as of last week! After eight feature-heavy major releases since our launch, ...

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Alan Bernstein

Genome Comparisons in 4 Milliseconds

5/1/2018 • 9 min read

6 Gigabits. That’s about how much data is encoded in your DNA. That may sound like a lot, or a little depending on your ...

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Alan Bernstein and Matt Jaffee

Pilosa Featured On Changelog's GoTime Podcast

4/18/2018 • 1 min read

Since we write in Go all day, everyday, we LOVE Changelog’s GoTime Podcast. The show consists of a panel of Go experts and special ...

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Sarah King

Getting On the Map: Joining the Cloud Native Landscape

3/13/2018 • 2 min read

In an effort to stay relevant and cutting edge, more enterprises are having to swiftly migrate their monolith to fully distributed ...

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Sarah King

Supercharge Azure Cosmos DB with Pilosa

2/22/2018 • 7 min read

Pilosa is already super fast for huge data. Our next step is making it easy.

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Alan Bernstein and Matt Jaffee

Pilosa 0.8.8 Released

2/19/2018 • 2 min read

Pilosa has seen a handful of releases since v0.6.0 was announced. Pilosa v0.7.0 was released on October 10, 2017, with a number of ...

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Alan Bernstein

Secret Sauce - How is Pilosa Different?

12/12/2017 • 5 min read

By now, most of us have heard a thousand and one pitches for data products - and if you’re anything like me, you’ve ...

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Matt Jaffee

Real-time Data Use Case Series: Healthcare

11/17/2017 • 5 min read

The big data landscape is advancing rapidly, and changing healthcare as we know it.

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Ali Cooley

Writing a Pilosa Client Library

11/10/2017 • 21 min read

In this post, we will cover creating a Pilosa client library by going through the steps of writing one in Lua.

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Yüce Tekol

Real Time Queries Without Compromises

10/24/2017 • 5 min read

The desire to eliminate barriers between raw data and useful insights has driven decades of engineering innovation. Countless ...

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Ali Cooley and Matt Jaffee

Using Bitmaps to Perform Range Queries

10/4/2017 • 11 min read

Pilosa stores integer values in Base-2, Range-Encoded, Bit-sliced Indexes. This post explains what all that means.

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Travis Turner

A Map of the Entire Universe

8/25/2017 • 17 min read

… the universe of 65536-bit sets in Roaring, that is. This is one part debugging postmortem, one part documentation, and ...

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Alan Bernstein

Pilosa 0.6.0 Released

8/11/2017 • 1 min read

The Pilosa team is happy to announce the release of Pilosa 0.6.0, massively speeding up Pilosa with Run-length Encoding. This ...

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Cody Soyland

Self Deploying Applications With Go

8/4/2017 • 7 min read

What if your apps handled their own ops? That’s kind of like devops’ final form, right? Its ultimate evolution? The ...

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Matt Jaffee

Gophercon 2017: Technical Overview

7/26/2017 • 7 min read

In addition to sponsoring Gophercon 2017, our team sent several of us engineers to Gophercon. Predictably, we all had a blast.

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Matt Jaffee, Linh Vo, and Travis Turner

How Gophercon Changed Pilosa’s Approach to Community

7/21/2017 • 3 min read

Like all avid Gophers, several Pilosa team members made the annual pilgrimage to Denver, CO for this year’s highly anticipated ...

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Ali Cooley

Adding Run Length Encoding Support to Pilosa

7/10/2017 • 6 min read

Pilosa is built on our 64-bit implementation of Roaring bitmaps, generally accepted as the best approach to compressed ...

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Alan Bernstein and Matt Jaffee

OSCON 2017 Recap: The Index As a First Class Citizen

6/24/2017 • 2 min read

OSCON 2017 was our first conference as a company. Held in our backyard here in Austin, TX, and coming just days after our official ...

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Ali Cooley

Tanimoto & Chemical Similarity with Pilosa

6/15/2017 • 5 min read

As we continue to test Pilosa against various types of data (e.g., the Billion Taxi Ride Dataset), we decided to turn our next ...

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Linh Vo

Pilosa 0.4.0 Released

6/8/2017 • 2 min read

The Pilosa team is happy to announce the release of Pilosa 0.4.0, marking our second minor release since open-sourcing on April 29 ...

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Cody Soyland

The Billion Taxi Ride Dataset with Pilosa

6/2/2017 • 5 min read

Pilosa was originally built for the very specific use case of arbitrary audience segmentation on hundreds of millions of people ...

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Matt Jaffee and Alan Bernstein

The OSCON 2017 Guide to Authentic Austin Tacos

5/10/2017 • 3 min read

Before we begin, OSCONers, let’s get real: If you’re not brave enough to order from a food truck, this list is not for you. Four ...

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Ali Cooley

OSCON 2017: The Index As a First Class Citizen

5/5/2017 • 2 min read

Don’t miss Pilosa’s Lead “Slothware” Engineer, Matt Jaffee, at his O’Reilly Open Source Convention speaking debut! Titled ...

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Ali Cooley

Pilosa at OSCON 2017

5/5/2017 • 2 min read

Join us for the official launch of Pilosa at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in our home town of Austin, Texas!

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Ali Cooley

Hello, World

4/29/2017 • 2 min read

We are Pilosa, order of the sloth. We make slothware.

Our slumber (which is what some call a group of sloths) has created a ...

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Travis Turner