GCP Zurich Meetup #8

Posted on Tue 16 March 2021 in Talks

At the GCP Meetup #8 in Zurich, I've talked about how the Google BigQuery data warehouse can benefit from the NoSQL database Cloud Bigtable, by using Bigtable as a fast key-based lookup store for point queries:


8 Years of Event Streaming with Apache Kafka

Posted on Tue 02 February 2021 in Apache Kafka

A post for the Confluent blog about my personal history with Apache Kafka is availabe here.


Why we chose Bigtable to complement BigQuery

Posted on Thu 14 January 2021 in Google Cloud

I've contributed a blog post for the GCP Blog about our use of Bigtable at Ricardo. You can read it here.


Four Apache Technologies Combined for Fun and Profit

Posted on Wed 26 August 2020 in Apache Beam

The recording of my talk at the Online Beam Summit 2020 is now available on YouTube:


From database dumps to streaming - Ricardo.ch's Beam journey

Posted on Tue 18 June 2019 in Apache Beam

My talk at the Beam Summit Europe 2019 is now available on YouTube:


Taking Data from Somewhere and Put It Somewhere Else

Posted on Thu 14 June 2018 in Talks

I gave a talk at the Tamedia TX conference about how we approached the modernization of the Data Intelligence architecture at Ricardo:


Build your own FreeBSD update server

Posted on Fri 30 January 2015 in FreeBSD

FreeBSD is an operating system that we use to power various things at work. Its most significant advantage lays in the advanced filesystem ZFS and it's proven stability. As of this writing we run 39 servers with FreeBSD and we update them regularly. While normal patches are quite fast to …


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