Nifi Speaks Punch

Overview Apache Nifi is a popular technology to handle dataflow between systems. Using a simple interface to create diagrams, you can manage where the data goes and how is it processed. Just like many similar frameworks, Nifi provides a bunch of built-in nodes to deal with various data sources or Read more…

Packaging Python

Dealing With Python Apps The punch story with python is an old one. We implemented an elasticsearch aggregator tool in the Brad release (now deprecated), we also leveraged the elasticsearch curator application that we provide as a deployable administrative service in the Craig release. More importantly, we decided to fully Read more…

Why we integrated Ceph

In the end of 2016, we integrated Ceph in Punchplatform. This article gives a feedback and explains what are the major advantages of using a Ceph cluster on a Punchplatform instead of standard storage solutions. User features Aside from reducing storage costs through well-known erasure-coding, Ceph in Punchplatform offers some Read more…

News From Logstash

In the punch, we do not use logstash for high-performance logs parsing. Why is that? Mainly because logstash is nor easily scalable nor does it provide an end-to-end acknowledgment pattern. This is a serious lack because we cannot afford to lose logs whatever happens. We thus selected an alternative technology (apache storm) to Read more…