Aggressively tuning Cosmos DB (the long way round)

How many ways are there to tune Cosmos DB? In our (eventually pretty desperate) attempts to coax it into scaling nicely, we tried 9 approaches. As they became more arcane, we saw diminishing returns. Some were flat-out counter-productive! The eventual solution in our case was a single-line fix (how embarrassing!), but the journey was really interesting. It’s this journey that I want to share today.

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Reticulating splines…

It’s been a little while since my last post, so I thought I’d better do a quick status check. What have I been up to recently? What on earth could possibly keep me so busy that I’ve been unable to blog? It’s mainly a mix of work-stuff and a big project. Read on to find out more about both, as well as a few other bits and pieces, and also maybe some teasers about future posts.

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3 advanced techniques for the Mixpanel and Google Analytics power user

What do you do when you feel like you’ve reached the limits of what Mixpanel and/or Google Analytics can offer? Well, as a reader of this blog, I can assume you’re not the type to give up. In this fourth instalment of my series on using behavioural event data, I explore some semi-hidden features of Mixpanel, discuss Google Data Studio, and square up to a Frankensteinian stitching of Mixpanel to your ESP of choice. It’s gonna be a wild ride – buckle up!

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