Saying “it’s been a while since I wrote anything here” would be an understatement, but I’m back, with a lot to talk about in the upcoming months. First off - if you’re not aware, I continued writing, but on The Last Pickle blog. There’s quite a few posts there, here are the most interesting ones: 14 Things To Do When Setting Up a New Cassandra Cluster Apache Cassandra Performance Tuning - Compression with Mixed Workloads Garbage Collection Tuning for Apache Cassandra Analyzing Cassandra Performance with Flame Graphs Cassandra Time Series Data Modeling For Massive Scale Now the fun part - I’ve spent the last 3 years at Apple, then Netflix, neither of which gave me much time to continue my writing.