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 B2 API Version 2 Beta is Now Open

By | September 13th, 2018

Version 2 of the Backblaze B2 API brings a number of enhancements. While existing applications using version 1 of the API will continue to function as before with no changes required, we encourage developers to try out the version 2 beta and submit comments to us.

The B2 Developers’ Community

By | August 17th, 2018

It’s been three years since the launch of Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage and the B2 developer community is strong and growing. In this post we survey what developers are doing with B2 and some of the many tools and resources available to developers.