ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.
Cassandra 1.2 was recently released with several improvements such as virtual nodes, atomic batch support, better performance and more.
RavenDB 2.0 RC was recently released with a better tooling, a new Changes() API, Eval Patching, better indexing performance and several other improvements.
Twemproxy is a proxy server that allows you to reduce the number of open connections to your Redis or Memcached server.
Couchbase Server 2.0 main features include flexible JSON data model, distributed indexing and querying, incremental map-reduce, and cross data center replication.
FoundationDB is a database that provides ACID guarantees along with high performance and availability normally associated with NoSQL databases. In an InfoQ exclusive interview, we learn more about the project from one of the founders, Nick Lavezzo.
Several new Hadoop-based frameworks where announced during this year O’Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2012 in New York last week.
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.
MariaDB has announced a preview of the Cassandra Storage Engine. This is a plugin that allows MariaDB to access Cassandra clusters using normal SQL syntax.
Precog has recently announced a Big Data warehousing and analysis service which takes care of the data capture, storage, transformation, analysis and visualization process and the infrastructure on which it runs, but leaving open various access points throughout the service via RESTful APIs enabling developers and data scientists to control the entire process.
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.
In their presentation posted at InfoQ systems and data architects Ben Stopford, Farzad Pezeshkpour and Mark Atwell show how RBS leveraged new technologies in their architectures while facing difficult challenges such as regulation, competition and tighter budgets. They also need to cope with stringent technical challenges, for instance with efficiency and scalability.
The release of Apache HBase on Amazon EMR both increases the reach of EMR by adding to it a significant new piece of technology and makes it easier to use HBase by automating many set up and maintenance activities.
Inspired by Apache CouchDB, PouchDB (Portable CouchDB) is a small footprint database for web and especially mobile applications that need a browser-based storage solution that can be used offline. The database can be synchronized with CouchDB databases or other PouchDBs when the device comes back online.
Recently Couchbase published a comparison of Couchbase and CouchDB to denote the differences and simlarities between the two. This document addresses a common question: "What is the difference between CouchDB and Couchbase?", and what happened to Membase? InfoQ caught up with James Phillips, a Couchbase founder, to discuss the comparison and the merger of the two products Membase and CouchDB.
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- When one is better than two: Collapsing data management layers for scalability and simplicity
- Couchbase NoSQL @ Tunewiki : A billion documents and counting
- The Essential Couchbase APIs Cheat Sheet
- Why MySQL 5.6 is no real threat to NoSQL
- How to Move from MySQL to Couchbase Server 2.0: Part 1
- Making Sense of NoSQL
- Couchbase in Action – Real world app demo
- Making the Shift from Relational to NoSQL