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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

Introducing Input Definitions

8/7/2017 • 3 min read

Pilosa has needed an ETL (extract transform load) process to integrate with various data sources, and the Input Definition is our proposed solution. Please send us your feedback as we continue building ways to connect Pilosa with other services.

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Michael Baird

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 • 5 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 • 4 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