Google has unveiled their new data-warehouse called Mesa. Mesa is a system that scales across multiple data centers and processes petabytes of data, while being able to respond to queries in sub-second time and maintain ACID properties.
Cloudera recently released an update over Project Rhino and data at-rest encryption in Apache Hadoop. Project Rhino is an effort of Cloudera, Intel and Hadoop community to bring a comprehensive security framework for data protection. InfoQ recently talked to Steven Ross from Cloudera team to learn more about the project.
Flickr recently announced that they have deployed Sentinel to provide automated Redis failover in their offline task processing subsystem despite worries about its consistency.
Vivint recently announced that it is partnering up with Cloudera to analyze more efficiently data coming from Smart Home sensors. The sensors in a residence vary from thermostats to security oriented devices. Analyzing this data centrally, Vivint can provide actionable insights for customers that can provide energy savings. Heating ventilation and cooling(HVAC) accounts for more than 40 percent of
Tokutek has announced work on a new consensus algorithm with the goal of replacing the existing leader election algorithm in MongoDB. Ark, as the algorithm is named, is being developed for use in TokuMX, Tokutek’s fork of MongoDB, and addresses a number of issues with the existing MongoDB algorithm.
ElasticSearch 1.3.0 has been released. Based on Lucene 4.9, it comes with better aggregation features, some security and scripting improvements, several index performance improvements and more.
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (18.104.22.168) is now available and includes the much anticipated “In-memory” feature, along with several other improvements.
Realm is an open-source, Object-oriented database. It provides a simpler, more performant alternative to using CoreData on iOS and will soon be available on Android as well.
Jesper Richter-Reichhelm, Head of Engineering at Wooga, spoke at GOTO Amsterdam 2014 about unexpected difficulties to find commoditized back end services that suited Wooga's mobile games needs. Combining reasonable cost, integration with an existing tool chain and transparent access to data proved impossible more often than not, leading to in-house development of said services.
Cloudbreak, a new open-source and cloud-agnostic Hadoop as a Service API, is now open for beta access to application developers and enterprises. SequenceIQ, Cloudbreak's maker, claims that its freely available product will make it easier to manage and monitor on-demand Hadoop clusters while also abstracting their provisioning.
Hadoop distributor Cloudera pursued its strategy of securing the Hadoop ecosystem by acquiring last month the big data encryption and key management startup Gazzang. The deal will strengthen Cloudera's security offering and lead to the creation of a center of excellence for Hadoop security that will initially be fueled by Gazzang’s engineering team.
DBAccess is a new ORM for iOS that promises to improve on Apple's Core Data by providing thread-safety and high performance. InfoQ has interviewed its author.
At last month's OSGi DevCon in New York, the OSGi Alliance released OSGi Core Release 6. This adds a standard for representing Data Transfer Objects and a way of annotating interfaces indicating whether they are supposed to be implemented or used by clients. In addition, an osgi.native namespace and extension bundle activators have been added; read on to find out more.
Barak Michener, a Software Engineer working for the Google Knowledge Team, has open sourced a personal project called Cayley, a graph database inspired by Freebase and the Google Knowledge Graph, the later powering Google’s search engine. Freebase is a collection of free structured data, currently at ~2.7B facts and counting, and an API for querying this data.
Aerospike has open sourced their NoSQL database under the AGPL 3.0 license. This license requires that any improvements to the source code to be submitted back to the trunk. The source code of the Aerospike server and related tools is available on GitHub.
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