The RICON conference in Las Vegas last week brought together scholarship from industry and academia in a venue targeted at sharing the latest innovations in tools, technologies and concepts in the field of Distributed Systems. In hosting the conference Basho Technologies positions themselves as thought leaders in a challenging field.
The success of the RICON conference is a testimony to the importance of big applications in industry today. InfoQ speaks to RICON host Basho Technologies about considerations in building distributed systems and technical lessons learned at the conference.
Tokutek has announced new versions of its storage engines products. TokuDB for MySQL has reached version 7.5 and includes two significant performance features. TokuMX for MongoDB has reached version 2.0 and includes a mix of new features including performance improvements of its own.
Basho Riak is one of the few NoSQL key value stores that is tackling the big problems relating to performance and scalability. InfoQ spoke to Basho CTO Dave McCrory to get some insight about the underlying technologies and strategies.
Basho Riak is emerging as -the- highly scalable NoSQL database. InfoQ talks with Basho CEO and President Adam Wray, and Peter Coppola - VP of Product, about the RICON conference, and about Basho, Riak, and distributed systems.
Amazon performed a major maintenance update at the end of September in order to patch a security vulnerability in a Xen hypervisor affecting about 10% of their global fleet of cloud servers. This update involved the rebooting of those servers, with consequences for AWS users and the services they provide, including one of their largest clients, Netflix.
Vormetric, a data security solutions provider has announced a partnership with DataStax, the company behind Apache Cassandra, to enhance the enterprise-class security features in the platform. The two companies will work together to enhance data-at-rest security that includes encryption, enhanced access controls and security intelligence in Apache Cassandra.
Couchbase is expected to replace its Database engine with a homegrown engine based on B+-Trees called ForestDB. The replacement is expected to result in significant performance gains and better transactional support.
Neo4j, the open source graph database project has doubled its contributor community in the past six months, which has enabled significant improvements in the product. InfoQ caught up with Emil Efrem after his keynote titled "Graph All the Things" to understand the current and planned features for the open source version of Neo4j.
Last week, the Amazon Web Services team made changes to their DynamoDB NoSQL database service that improve JSON support, improve scalability, and expand the free usage tier. Developers can now use AWS SDKs to store, index, query, and update large JSON documents while consuming up to 25GB of free storage.
Matt DeBergalis has announced Meteor's acquisition of FathomDB, the database-as-a-service platform. FathomDB's creator, Justin Santa Barbara, joins the Meteor core team, and DeBergalis says FathomDB tackles many of the same challenges that the team are solving in Meteor around the notion of a realtime database as a service.
In their first Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, released in Q3 2014, Forrester has evaluated the most popular NoSQL database offerings.
Hazelcast announce their new 3.3.1 release, with JCache support, preview their technology roadmap and discuss their run for the JCP Executive Committee.
Firebase has this week announced major updates to its user authentication, including automatic session persistence, and rich authentication tokens for use in Security Rules.
Most of the open source projects we share with you on InfoQ increase the capabilities of another library or technology. MongoRepository is different in that it intentionally limits the capabilities of the underlying library. We’ll let Rob Janssen why it does this in his own words.
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