Once upon a time In November 2017, I was invited by Andy Pavlo to give a talk at the CMU about the internals of QuasarDB. During that talk, I briefly mentioned why we don’t use memory-mapped files and why it’s generally a mistake to do this. To be clear, I only had a strong intuition, […]
Log4J is making the news because of recent major security vulnerabilities. Writing secure software is extremely hard, and logging frameworks are often overlooked as a simple, unimportant component. Any software component that parses and outputs user input needs to be considered seriously from a security standpoint. Being written in C++, Quasar does not use log4j. […]
To DBaaS or to PaaS, that is the question. That’s it! You’ve decided to run your DataBase Management System (DBMS) in the cloud, but now, you have more questions than before. IaaS? PaaS? SaaS? DBaaS? Lil NaaS? At Quasar, we do the full range of possible deployments, from databases embedded in ARM32 devices to on-premises […]
Reaching your performance, durability and efficiency goals in a production setup can be a challenge: there are about a million ways to deploy complex systems, and QuasarDB is no exception. In this series of blog posts, we will be taking you through the various aspects on how to implement a successful QuasarDB deployment in production.