Thom Crowe

Articles by Thom Crowe

Thom Crowe is a marketing and community guy at Compose, who enjoys long walks on the beach, reading, spending time with his wife and daughter and tinkering.

Get Your Free MongoDB Shirt

MongoDB is a big part of what Compose is and was the first and only database we offered for a few years. Since then, we've added new offerings like Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Redis, RethinkDB, RabbitMQ, etcd and MySQL, but still love MongoDB. Right n…

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DataLayer: Scylla, the High-Performance Cassandra-Successor

At DataLayer, we brought in Eyal Gutkind, solution architect for Scylla, to present on ScyllaDB, a drop replacement for Cassandra. In his talk, Eyal introduces the database and discusses how it provides flexible replication, multi-datacenter, and Apa…

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DataLayer - Bootstrapping a Startup using Compose

At DataLayer, we had a long-time Compose user, Vikram Tiwari of Omni Labs present on how they bootstrapped their startup using Compose. Vikram submitted his talk, we promise we didn't ask him to, but we really liked what he had to say. Vikram is a fu…

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DataLayer: Storage Wars - The Art Genome Project

As you can see DataLayer Conf was full of great talks and this next one is no exception. Daniel Doubrovkine, CEO of Artsy.net and 2016 Ruby prize award nominee, took the stage. Daniel presented Artsy.net's Art Genome Project, a classification system…

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DataLayer Conference: Rethinking Indexing in Data Stores with Replex

Next up at DataLayer, Amy Tai from Princeton University took the stage to discuss Replex and rethinking how to index in the modern, distributed datastore. Replex is a datastore that enables efficient querying on multiple keys. Partitioning tends to…

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DataLayer Conference: Ambry at LinkedIn

After the Keynote at DataLayer Conference, Compose welcomed Sivabalan Narayanan from LinkedIn. LinkedIn runs Ambry, an open-source geo-distributed object store built in-house, on hundreds of nodes spanning multiple data centers and is the source of t…

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DataLayer Conference: Keynote with Mitch Pirtle, CapitalOne

This week we're introducing our first talk from DataLayer Conf, the Keynote with Mitch Pirtle from CapitalOne. If you've been in the open source world for awhile, chances are, you've seen Mitch around the Joomla or Postgres community, among countless…

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DataLayer Exposed: Speaker Sashko Stubailo

Last week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Sashko Stubailo from Meteor and talk a little about DataLayer and what people can expect from his talk in a couple of weeks. Sashko has been with Meteor since he graduated from college back in 2014…

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DataLayer Exposed: Speaker Jason Denizac

Jason Denizac from Zendesk is talking at DataLayer and we couldn't wait to hear what will be talking about. So we sat down with him and he told us how at Zendesk they've ported their old REST APIs over to GraphQL and how that's changed how they deliv…

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Try Postgres in August, Get a Free T-Shirt

PostgreSQL is a favourite database around Compose. From our in-house developers to our customers, we've come for the relational database and discovered PostgreSQL's rich SQL dialect, with features to aid analytics and warehousing. And then there's Po…

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