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FoundationDB SQL Layer: Storing SQL Data in a NoSQL Database

by Abel Avram on  Sep 10, 2014 4

FoundationDB has announced the general availability of SQL Layer, and ANSI SQL engine that runs on top of their key-value store. The result is a relational database backed up by a scalable, fault-tolerant, shared-nothing, distributed NoSQL store with support for multi-key ACID transactions.

FoundationDB NoSQL Database Supports ACID Transactions

by Srini Penchikala on  Apr 29, 2013 2

FoundationDB database platform combines NoSQL scalability with ACID transactions across all data within the database. FoundationDB team announced last month the availability of its new NoSQL database platform.

RavenDB Founder On .NET, ACID with NoSQL, Upcoming Features

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 22, 2013

RavenDB 2.0 was recently released with several new features. In an InfoQ exclusive interview, Oren Eini (Ayende Rahien), founder and project lead of RavenDB, shares the rationale behind various decisions in the project, as well as what’s coming up.

Interview With Nick Lavezzo, Co-Founder of FoundationDB

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Dec 04, 2012

FoundationDB is a database that provides ACID guarantees along with high performance and availability normally associated with NoSQL databases. In an InfoQ exclusive interview, we learn more about the project from one of the founders, Nick Lavezzo.

Neo4j: Java-based NoSQL Graph Database

by Michael Hunger on  Feb 25, 2010 2

After several years of development, the developers from NeoTechnology have released version 1.0 of Neo4j, a Java-based graph database which follows the property graph datamodel. InfoQ spoke with NeoTechnology COO Peter Neubauer to learn more about the current Neo4j release and what it offers to developers.

SOA Transactions Using the Reservations Pattern

by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 16, 2009 9

Despite the extreme importance of transaction processing for ensuring reliability and manageability of distributed computing and several existing WS-* standards, the implementation of the transactional behavior in SOA is still pretty rare. The Reservation pattern, described in a new post by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz, provides one of the possible solutions to this problem.

Interview: Randy Shoup Discusses the eBay Architecture

by Ryan Slobojan on  Jun 10, 2008

In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, Randy Shoup discusses the architecture of eBay. Topics discussed include eBay's architectural principles, horizontal and vertical partitioning, ACID vs. BASE, handling data inconsistency, distributed caching, updating eBay on the fly, architectural and coding standards, eBay's search infrastructure, grid computing, and SOA.

GemStone Reveals Plans for MagLev Ruby VM at RailsConf 2008

by Nick Laiacona on  May 31, 2008

At RailsConf on Friday, Avi Bryant and Bob Walker of GemStone revealed plans for the MagLev project. MagLev will run Ruby on Rails within GemStone's distributed object technology. The MagLev VM, although only partially implemented, so far outperforms MRI 1.8.

Software Transactions: A Programming Language Perspective

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 20, 2008 1

Erlang has recently generated a lot of interest as a language that can deal both efficiently and elegantly with concurrency. In particular, there is no shared memory between "process" instances which only communicate via asynchronous messages. Nevertheless, Shared Memory Concurrency remains an intense research subject especially for multicore applications.

Should developers write their own transaction coordination logic?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 15, 2008 3

In a recent discussion Mark Little and Greg Pavlik discuss whether transaction coordinators and transaction protocols are necessary in the context of widely distributed units of work. Isn't the knowledge of state alignment patterns enough?

Sun demonstrates WS-AT interoperability with Microsoft

by Mark Little on  Apr 26, 2007 1

Sun's latest Project Tango release includes WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-Coordination support. They also have demonstrated interoperability .NET 3.0 clients.

OASIS WS-Transaction (almost) a standard

by Mark Little on  Jan 24, 2007 3

The OASIS WS-TX technical committee held a face-to-face meeting last week at IBM Hursely. This is likely the last such meeting prior to final standardisation of WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity.

Article: A History of Extended Transactions

by Diana Plesa on  May 09, 2006 6

ACID transactions don't work for long-lived use cases. This article documents historic approaches taken in the CORBA and J2EE communities toward extended transactions, how SOA is a more natural fit, and why WS-TX & WS-CAF may finally hold the answer.

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