Columnar data storage can offer significant performance improvements over the way database tables are traditionally stored, but they aren’t always faster. Aleksandr Shavlyuga explores the power, and limitations of SQL Server’s ColumnStore Indexes.
Author Lenley Hensarling discusses the Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) feature in Postgres database. FDW provides a SQL interface for accessing data objects in remote data stores to integrate data from disparate sources like NoSQL databases and bring them into a common model.
Many of the Big Data technologies in common use originated from Google and have become popular open source platforms, but now Google is bringing an increasing range of big data services to market as part of its Google Cloud Platform. InfoQ caught up with Google's William Vambenepe, who's lead product manager for Big Data services to ask him about the shift towards service based consumption.
NoSQL for Mere Mortals introduces the major types of databases that fall under the NoSQL umbrella and explains both their advantages and shortcomings. Review and interview with the author.
DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools.
Graph NoSQL databases support data models with connected data. In this article, author discusses security implications of graph databases in use cases like graph discovery and knowledge management.
When building a web application there are lot of choices for the database. In this article, author discusses why Neo4j is a good choice if data model contains lot of connected data and relationships.
In this article, Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization. 1
Apache Spark is an open source big data framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala discusses how Spark helps with big data processing. 3
This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application. 1
GridGain announced that the In-Memory Data Fabric has been accepted into Apache Incubator program as Apache Ignite. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov about their product becoming part of Apache.
Sytze Harkema explains how to save and retrieve relational SQL data into a NoSQL key-value store as implemented by FoundationDB, an open source, scalable, fault tolerant and ACID database.