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Explaining Varints

Freebird engineer Kevin explains the implementation of variable-length integer encoding, why it’s useful, and how it’s used in practice.

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Analyzing a billion files in S3

Freebird data engineer Paul explains how Freebird analyzed a billion files in S3, cut our monthly costs by thousands of dollars, and learned a lot about Hadoop, Elastic MapReduce, and S3.

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