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About Quine

Quine is the open source streaming graph developed by the team at thatDot, a Portland, Oregon-based streaming event processing company.

Released in February 2022, Quine already has dozens prominent users in the systems management, security, CDN, and networking industries.

Quine was created in 2014 by Ryan Wright, founder and CEO of thatDot, after he decided that he'd rebuilt the same event processing microservices platform one too many times.

In 2015, Wright lead a team of researchers and developers on the DARPA Transparent Computing program to accelerate development and use Quine to create new capabilities for finding and stopping Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

The decision to open source the Quine streaming graph underscores thatDot's conviction that the best infrastructure software thrives within an open and diverse community of contributors, and that well-made software freely available benefits everyone.

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Events

ScyllaDB Summit 2023

February 15-16, 2023 Online Conference Quine + ScyllaDB - The Easy Way to Build High-Performance, Stateful Event Stream Processing Pipelines

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Cassandra Summit 2023

March 13-14, 2023 in San Jose. Making stream processing easy, stable, and stateful with Quine + Cassandra. Quine continues to improve integrations with Cassandra for performance and stability.

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Past Events - Videos and Resources

Current22: Quine + Kafka

Build a Streaming Graph Pipeline on Apache Kafka with Quine. In this live-coding lightning talk, we'll start from scratch and build a streaming graph data pipeline from start to finish. (10 minutes)

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The Data Stack Show: What is Streaming Graph

This week on The Data Stack Show, Eric and Kostas chat with Ryan Wright, philosopher-CEO at thatDot. During the episode, Ryan discusses all things graph databases, from use cases to scalability and more.

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Reactive Summit 2022

Learn how Quine achieves high performance by putting the query execution inline with the event stream. High-volume events stream in, real-time answers to graph queries stream out.

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WORKSHOP: Using Quine + AstraDB

Join us for a workshop where you learn by doing. We use Quine and Astra DB, built on Apache Cassandra, to work on a practical use case of detecting a password spraying attack, and help to keep your users safe!

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Cassandra World Party Lighting Talk

Ryan Wright joins this one-day event that brings the global community together to celebrate the people and the technology behind Apache Cassandra. Lots of speakers, 5 minutes per talk. From July 20th, 2022.

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The Cassandra Corner Podcast

Ryan Wright, creator of Quine, joins the Cassandra Corner Podcast and talks about how Quine streaming graph database + Cassandra equals graph that scales to millions of events/second. (recorded June 13 '22)

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W. V. O. Quine and the Origin of the Quine Project Name

Willard Van Orman Quine was a 20th century teacher and philosopher of logic and science. Though influenced by logical positivism, Quine rejected the notion of a distinction between analytical truths and empirical truths. Instead, he maintained that both logic (and math) and science were subject to empirical rules and could be refined through observation and the examination of countervailing evidence.

It was Quine’s work Two Dogmas of Empiricism that inspired the project’s name.  According to Ryan Wright, the creator of Quine, “About 2 years into the development of Quine the system, I started to realize that many of his ideas had very direct parallels in the system I’d been developing. For example, Quine’s interesting sidebar in 'Two Dogmas’ where he asks, ‘which points in Ohio are starting points?’ impressed me as being related to indexes in Quine. Hence the name.”

For more on the philosophical work of W. V. O. Quine, we recommend the book, "Pursuit of Truth" by W. V. Quine, or the Partially Examined Life, Episode #66: Quine on Linguistic Meaning and Science. The cartoon image of Quine is used with permission, and gratitude!
an illustration of WVO Quine, the philosopher who inspired Quine Streaming Graph's name. He is wearing a beret , brown jacket, and tie and he looks irrascible.
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