How We Optimized Storage and Performance of Apache Cassandra at Backblaze

By | January 10th, 2019

Conventional wisdom for Apache’s high-performance, scalable database has been to avoid wide partitions for risk of impacting database performance and storage limitations. Backblaze’s work with a Cassandra consultant shows how version 3.11 can dramatically decrease garbage collection, lower latencies, and require nearly 30% less space when using wide partitions versus version 2.2.

Backblaze and Bitcoins

By | April 9th, 2014

Bitcoins certainly have generated a fair amount of interest over the last several months. From time-to-time we are asked when Backblaze will accept bitcoins as payment. No, we haven’t made the jump to accepting bitcoins yet, but one of our long time affiliate partners, CloudStorageBuzz, is dipping their toe into the water by offering to….

VIZIO, Backblaze and friends…

By | June 15th, 2012

It’s nice to have friends. You’ve probably heard of VIZIO and maybe some of those other companies in the picture above, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and the rest. And there’s Backblaze right in the middle – cool huh? That’s Matt McRae, the CTO of VIZIO, introducing their new PC lineup, All-in-Ones, Notebooks, and Thin + Lights…..