Rod Johnson, the original creator of the Spring Framework, has announced that he will be leaving SpringSource and VMware to "pursue other interests". We spoke to him to find out more about his plans, and co-founder of the Spring Framework Project, Juergen Hoeller, to discuss VMware's priorities for Spring going forward.
PostgreSQL and Neo4J, a relational and a graph database respectively, are among the latest data stores taking the route to the cloud.
Neo Technology has released version 1.3 GA (General Availability) of Neo4j. This release updates Neo4j's licensing and adds a number of features. The Community edition is now licensed under GPLv3, the same license as MySQL.
MS Research has begun working on its own graph database, Trinity. Graph databases store data in terms of nodes and edges instead of rows and columns, making them quite effective for loosely and arbitrarily connected data. Hypergraphs extend this by allowing one edge to connect multiple nodes. Potentially uses for this included social networks, movie recommendations, and related product searches.
JasperSoft announces reporting support for Hadoop and leading NoSQL databases.
We talk with Daniel Kirstenpfad, founder and CTO of sones GmbH, about Graph Databases and how they can better model some types of data such as relations in a social networking application. A graph database can offer performance benefits over other types of databases because they explicitly represent a graph and are organized to have index free adjacency.
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.