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Microsoft Offers Module to Scale Out Real-time Node.js Applications

by Richard Seroter on  Apr 22, 2013

A new open-source contribution from Microsoft uses the Windows Azure Service Bus to provide scale out support for real-time Node.js applications. This module, called socket.io-servicebus, connects multiple servers running the popular Socket.IO module. This contribution is yet another example of Microsoft embracing Node.js and integrating it with Microsoft products and services.

Windows Azure Updated with Hadoop, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 26, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.

DataStax Brings Enterprise Security To Cassandra, Hadoop, Solr

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Mar 18, 2013

Datastax Enterprise 3.0 was announced last month with several Enterprise security features for a cluster using Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr. InfoQ caught up with Robin Schumacher, VP of Products at DataStax to learn more.

Concurrent Releases Lingual, a SQL DSL for Hadoop

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 28, 2013

Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced Lingual, an open source project enabling fast and simple Big Data application development on Apache Hadoop using SQL.

Greenplum Pivotal HD Combines the Strengths of SQL and Hadoop

by Abel Avram on  Feb 27, 2013

EMC Greenplum has announced Pivotal HD, a new Hadoop distribution including a fully compliant SQL MPP database running on HDFS and being “hundreds of times faster than Hive”.

Competition between Real-time Hadoop Implementations Heats Up

by Boris Lublinsky on  Feb 25, 2013 7

Hortonworks’ new Stinger initiative joins Apache Drill and Cloudera Impala in competition for the best real-time Hadoop implementation.

A Look at Oracle’s NoSQL Database

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 08, 2013 4

Oracle’s key-value database, known simply as “Oracle NoSQL Database” has hit version 2.0. Oracle NoSQL Database is essentially a distributed frontend for Berkeley DB, but it offers much more than that. Support for SQL queries, both absolute and eventual consistency, and the option to reduce storage space using Avro schemas sets it apart.

Simba Technologies is bringing the power of SQL to Cassandra, Hadoop, BigQuery, and MongoDB

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 25, 2013 1

At its heart, SQL is a domain specific language designed to allow non-professional programmers to query databases and write ad hock reports. When a company moves from a relational database to a NoSQL offering the need for ad hock reporting doesn’t go away, it just becomes harder. Simba’s ODBC drivers shift the power back into the hands of the users.

Hadoop + SQL Server + Excel = Big Data Analytics

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jan 24, 2013

Few months back, Microsoft announced HDInsight, Microsoft’s Hadoop distribution for managing, analysing and making sense out of large volumes of data. InfoQ connected with Val Fontama, Senior Product Marketing Manager for SQL Server, to know more about how the Enterprise Big Data @ Microsoft story is panning out.

Netflix Hystrix - Latency and Fault Tolerance for Complex Distributed Systems

by Bienvenido David on  Dec 21, 2012

Netflix has released Hystrix, a library designed to control points of access to remote systems, services and 3rd party libraries, providing greater tolerance of latency and failure. Hystrix features thread and semaphore isolation with fallbacks and circuit breakers, request caching and request collapsing, and monitoring and configuration.

Managing Hadoop with Apache Ambari

by Boris Lublinsky on  Dec 19, 2012 2

In his new blog post Hortonworks Vice President of Corporate Strategy Shaun Connolly discusses the importance of Apache Ambari incubation project and the main milestones achieved by the project in 2012: simplified cluster provisioning, pre-configured key operational metrics, job execution visualization, a RESTful API and an intuitive UI.

Architecture, Strategy at Center of First AWS Conference

by Richard Seroter on  Dec 07, 2012

Last week, 6,000 attendees from around the globe were in Las Vegas, NV for the first-ever Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. InfoQ was there to interview thought leaders and identify the key messages of the conference.

Corona Improves Hadoop Scalability At Facebook

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 15, 2012

Facebook has open sourced Corona, an in-house developed improvement to Hadoop MapReduce scheduling software.

News from O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012: Azure HDInsight, Cloudera Impala, MapR M7

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 29, 2012

Several new Hadoop-based frameworks where announced during this year O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 in New York last week.

Google Publishes Paper On Spanner Ushering a Return to Distributed Transactional Semantics

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Oct 15, 2012

Scalability vs distributed transactional semantics,is no longer a compromise as per Google's research work on Spanner. Spanner's features include non-blocking reads, lock-free read only transactions and atomic schema changes across a globally replicated relational database. The central idea that tackles the latency issues with distributed transactions is the exposure of clock uncertainty.

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