Flickr recently announced that they have deployed Sentinel to provide automated Redis failover in their offline task processing subsystem despite worries about its consistency.
Peter Bell shares insights on the latest trends in NoSQL, a rapidly evolving category of database storage that covers a wide variety of solutions.
Amazon recently announced several new features for the AWS platform, including option to choose Redis for it's ElastiCache service, several RDS related improvements, and even the release of their unified command line interface.
Twemproxy is a proxy server that allows you to reduce the number of open connections to your Redis or Memcached server.
Compilify is an online compiler as a service, started by Justin Rusbatch, which works on top of the Roslyn CTP. Started recently, it has already received significant attention from enthusiasts, much more than the creator expected. We got in touch with Justin to understand how it works under the covers.
SpringSource has recently released Spring Data Redis, an abstraction over the existing Java Redis libraries that offers a unified API and easier Java Object serialization for Spring based applications.
Cloud service provider Tier 3 has released Iron Foundry, a .NET-friendly fork of VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service. Iron Foundry gives the sizeable number of .NET developers an open source alternative to Windows Azure and lets them participate in the increasingly popular Cloud Foundry ecosystem.
Statelessness has been a central principle of RESTful design and implementation. However, with the advent of NoSQL implementations, Ganesh Prasad wonders whether that is no longer true and suggests that REST+NoSQL offers a way to remove this restriction, providing stateful sessions, scalability and fault tolerance.
JasperSoft announces reporting support for Hadoop and leading NoSQL databases.
The first four NoSQL datastores are available as Add-ons for the Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service) platform. Using the Add-on system that was introduced in October 2009, CouchDB from Cloudant, Membase from NorthScale, MongoDB from MongoHQ and Redis were made available for Heroku users.