Squeezing ClickHouse into Cloud Run

Here is one of my bad ideas that was nevertheless fun to think through. I am not suggesting you actually do this. Really, I’m not. Serverless data technologies already exist. The idea I really like ClickHouse. Compared with the expanse of complex software in the big data space, it’s refreshing to run a single process. It’s very fast and versatile. Running it on Cloud Run is probably a bad idea. Cloud Run is for stateless things like APIs and tasks that pull in data from elsewhere....

January 23, 2020 · Alex Reid

Exploring Druid

Update February 2019 — this post still gets a few views. Some of the content probably still makes sense, but Druid has moved on a lot.Managed services, SQL support, BI tools and so on. I’m still happily using it in production! The big data technology space is vibrant but crowded. There is a plethora of technologies, often appearing to be in competition with each other. There are several excellent SQL-on-Hadoop projects, for instance....

January 23, 2017 · Alex Reid