Cask Blog

Alex Baranau was a software engineer at Cask where he was responsible for building and designing software fueling the next generation of Big Data applications. Alex is a contributor to HBase and Flume, and has created several open-sourced projects. He also writes frequently about Big Data technologies.

Join us for the new Big Data Application Meetup

Cask is determined to help big data application developers on their journey of building and deploying Hadoop solutions. We’re happy to announce a new meetup for the developer community—the Big Data Application Meetup—a group for everyone interested in building applications using Apache Hadoop™ and other open-source, big data technologies. Meetup topics will be focused on … Read more



How we built it: designing a globally consistent transaction engine

At Cask, we are committed to contributing back to the open source community. One of our latest open-sourced projects is Tephra, a system that adds complete transaction support to Apache HBase™. As an XA-style transaction system, Tephra is designed to be agnostic to the underlying data stores, so its usage is not limited to HBase. … Read more


Continuuity Reactor 2.3: SQL and Security Release

Please note: Continuuity is now known as Cask, and Continuuity Reactor is now known as the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP). The Continuuity Reactor platform is designed to make it easy for developers to build and manage data applications on Apache Hadoop™ and Apache HBase™. Every day we’re passionately focused on delivering an awesome experience … Read more


What do you do at Continuuity, again? Part 2

Please note: Continuuity is now known as Cask, and Continuuity Reactor is now known as the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP). In our previous post, we introduced the basics of our Continuuity platform by using a simple example of a real-time processing application. In this post, we’ll take a step forward and introduce you to … Read more