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  • What is Apache Tez?

    by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 25, 2014

    Apache Tez is a new distributed execution framework that is targeted to-wards data-processing applications on Hadoop. But what exactly is it? How does it work? In the presentation, “Apache Tez: Accelerating Hadoop Query Processing”, Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.

  • How LinkedIn Uses Apache Samza

    by Roopesh Shenoy on  Feb 09, 2014

    Apache Samza is a stream processor LinkedIn recently open-sourced. In his presentation, Samza: Real-time Stream Processing at LinkedIn, Chris Riccomini discusses Samza's feature set, how Samza integrates with YARN and Kafka, how it's used at LinkedIn, and what's next on the roadmap.

  • Apache MetaModel – Providing Uniform Data Access Across Various Data Stores

    by Kasper Sørensen on  Jul 03, 2013 3

    MetaModel - an Apache Incubator project – is a Java library used to browse, query and update various types of data stores including traditional SQL databases, unusual stores such as CSV or Excel, or the more modern NoSQL stores in a uniform and programmatic way.

Interview with Arun Murthy on Apache YARN

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 17, 2012

Apache Hadoop YARN – a new Hadoop resource manager - has just been promoted to a high level Hadoop subproject. InfoQ had the chance to discuss YARN with Arun Murthy - founder of Hortonworks. 1

Guardian.co.uk Switching from Java to Scala

Posted by Charles Humble on  Apr 04, 2011

Citing a need to be able to respond faster to events, and disappointment in both feature set and timeframe for Java 7, the guardian.co.uk team is using Scala rather than Java for new projects. 12

Using Apache Avro

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Jan 25, 2011

A new marshaling framework - Apache Avro provides a lot of interesting new features. In his new article, Boris Lublinsky takes it for a test drive and provides some suggestions on its proper usage 4

Book Excerpt and Interview: Tuscany SCA in Action

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 17, 2010

"Tuscany SCA in Action" by Simon Laws, Mark Combellack, Raymond Feng, Haleh Mahbod and Simon Nash provides a simple step-by-step guide on how to develop applications leveraging SCA and Apache Tuscany.

How to Extend the Axis2 Framework to Support JVM Based Scripting Languages

Posted by Heshan Suriyaarachchi on  Jul 13, 2010

Heshan Suriyaarachchi explores how Apache Axis2 can be extended to support JVM based scripting languages allowing them to be used to both expose web services and write web service clients. 1

Scout - Extensible Server and Application Monitoring

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Feb 16, 2010

Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.

Communication Flexibility Using Bindings

Posted by Anthony Elder, Raymond Feng, Simon Laws, Haleh Mahbod & Simon Nash on  Jun 30, 2009

This article discusses the use of bindings on services and references (including the instance of non-configured bindings) as the means to implement SCA communications in a Web and SOA environment.

Application Integration Through Mail Servers

Posted by Tijs Rademakers and Jos Dirksen on  Dec 17, 2008

When performance and speed are not an issue, SMTP and POP3 can be used to integrate applications communicating to each other through a Mail Server. 9

Open Source WS Stacks for Java - Design Goals and Philosophy

Posted by Stefan Tilkov on  Oct 04, 2007

InfoQ spoke to the lead developers of the most important open source Java Web-services stacks about their design goals, standards, data binding, XML, interoperability, REST support, and maturity. 12

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