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  • Big Data Solutions with MS SQL ColumnStore Index

    by Aleksandr Shavlyuga on  Oct 11, 2015

    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.

  • Breaking Down Data Silos with Foreign Data Wrappers

    by Lenley Hensarling on  Sep 09, 2015

    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.

  • Big Data as a Service, an Interview with Google's William Vambenepe

    by Chris Swan on  Jul 06, 2015

    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 Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 16, 2015

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 Not a Feature!

Posted by Nati Shalom on  May 24, 2015

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.

High Tech, High Sec.: Security Concerns in Graph Databases

Posted by George Hurlburt on  May 23, 2015

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.

Full Stack Web Development Using Neo4j

Posted by Brian Underwood on  May 21, 2015

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.

Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

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

Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015

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

Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

Posted by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015

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

Apache Ignite GridGain Incubator Project - Q&A Interview with Nikita Ivanov

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 03, 2014

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.

How to Effectively Map SQL Data to a NoSQL Store

Posted by Sytze Harkema on  Oct 23, 2014

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.

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