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NoSQL Shake-Up. Membase and CouchOne merge into Couchbase

by Michael Hunger on  Feb 10, 2011

The shape of the NoSQL landscape is changing. The first big market aggregation took place with the merger of Membase Inc. with CouchOne into Couchbase. InfoQ spoke with James Phillip and Damien Katz about the benefits of the merger and future products.

Scalable System Design Patterns

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Dec 01, 2010 1

Ricky Ho revisited his three year old post on that question and realized that a lot had changed since then.

Ari Zilka on Ehcache BigMemory

by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 18, 2010 6

Ehcache BigMemory supports in-process off-heap cache to store large sets of data closer to the application. Terracotta last week announced the general availability of BigMemory module for Enterprise Ehcache product. InfoQ spoke with Ari Zilka about BigMemory features and its use cases.

Membase Server publicly available from Membase Inc.

by Michael Hunger on  Oct 11, 2010

Enterprise and Community Edition of Membase Server are publicly available from today from Membase Inc. (formerly NorthScale Inc.) the provider of the widely used Memcached Caching infrastructure.

Terracotta's BigMemory Aiming to Eliminate Garbage Collection for Java Caches

by Charles Humble on  Sep 14, 2010 37

Terracotta's BigMemory for Enterprise Ehcache product aims to by-pass Garbage Collection for objects held in the cache. InfoQ spoke to Amit Pandey, Chief Executive Officer at Terracotta, to find out more about the product.

Four NoSQL Add-ons available for Heroku Users

by Michael Hunger on  Aug 24, 2010

The first four NoSQL datastores are available as Add-ons for the Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service) platform. Using the Add-on system that was introduced in October 2009, CouchDB from Cloudant, Membase from NorthScale, MongoDB from MongoHQ and Redis were made available for Heroku users.

Ehcache 2.2 Supports Terabyte Cache and LDAP Authentication

by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 04, 2010

The latest version of open source caching framework Ehcache supports terabyte cache and JAAS authentication with LDAP integration. Terracotta announced last week the general availability of Ehcache 2.2 version as part of Terracotta 3.3 release. The new version also includes a management console that provides visibility and control of run-time caching environment, for developers and operators.

7 Lessons Learned at Reddit

by Abel Avram on  May 18, 2010 1

Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit, shares the main lessons he learned scaling Reddit from a small web application to a large social website.

Extensible Caching Added to .NET 4.0

by Jonathan Allen on  May 12, 2010 2

Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices caching framework has been promoted to a part of the core .NET Framework. This framework provides a basic in-memory cache with trigger-based cache invalidation and a common wrapper for more advanced caching frameworks to share.

Ehcache 2.0: Write-Behind Caching and JTA Support

by Srini Penchikala on  May 11, 2010

The latest version of open source caching framework Ehcache supports write-behind caching and transaction management using Java Transaction API (JTA). It also includes a Hibernate 3.3 caching plugin, Bulk Loading API for clustered caches, and runtime cache reconfiguration.

Scaling Out the Most Popular Social Game, FarmVille

by Abel Avram on  Mar 20, 2010 3

With 83.75 million monthly active users, FarmVille is the most popular game on Facebook and one of the most popular web-based games on the Internet. To scale out, the application is deployed inside the cloud, uses cache extensively, has the ability to turn off some of the functionality during peak times and makes use of performance monitoring and managing.

Terracotta and Eucalyptus Integration Provides Data Management and Elastic Provisioning in the Cloud

by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 10, 2010 1

Terracotta recently announced a partnership with open source private cloud platform vendor Eucalyptus that allows the companies to provision private clouds on Amazon AWS-compatible Eucalyptus cloud platform and take advantage of the elasticity and flexibility of the cloud.

New Features in .NET 4: Charts, SEO, and Extensible Output Cache

by Abel Avram on  Feb 17, 2010

The upcoming version 4.0 release of the .NET Framework comes with many new improvements, some of which have been covered previously on InfoQ. This article explores three more new features which are arriving with .NET 4.0: Chart Controls, SEO support and Extensible Output Cache in ASP.NET 4.

Terracotta/Quartz Integration Offers an In-Memory Cluster Based Distributed Job Scheduling

by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 13, 2009

Terracotta and Quartz integration offers an in-memory cluster based distributed job scheduling and workload management for enterprise Java applications. Terracotta recently announced the acquisition of the open source job-scheduling software. The new product gives a node-aware scheduling feature as an alternative to the traditional solution of using a central database for job coordination.

Ehcache Joins Terracotta

by Floyd Marinescu on  Aug 18, 2009 15

Terracotta, unique for providing JVM-level "pojo clustering", has bought the nearly ubiquitous Ehcache. The combined entity likely has the largest install footprint of all Java caching products. InfoQ spoke to Terractta CEO Amit Pandey and Ehcache founder Greg Luck.

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