Data modeling with Graph databases requires a different paradigm than modeling in Relational or other NoSQL databases like Document databases, Key Value data stores, or Column Family databases. InfoQ spoke with Jim Webber and Ian Robinson about data modeling efforts when using Graph databases.
Mobile operations management (MOM) is one of the top priorities of today’s modern enterprise. While the first generation of MOM solutions evolved around the management of mobile devices and applications, organizations have quickly realized that an effective enterprise mobile infrastructure requires addressing a more difficult challenge: managing and securing mobile business data.
Val Huber explains creating a RESTful API from an existing database schema, extending the API to define multi-table hierarchical resources, and adding behavior using declarative reactive expressions. 2
Reactive Cloud Actors are an implementation of Carl Hewitt's Actor model which can be used to leverage the power of modern distributed systems.
Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.
It's been said that Java 8 is bringing Functional Programming to Java. In this article Ben Evans looks at the how Java 8 provides some key benefits of the functional programming style. 3
Scripting database objects change-scripts is a risky thing to automate. A better solution needs to be implemented in the shape of Continuous Delivery and DevOps for database.
With Java 8, annotations can now be written on any use of a type such as in declarations, generics, and casts. This article introduces type annotations and tools to help build better software. 1
"In Search of Certainty", written by CFEngine's creator, Mark Burgess, takes us into a journey through physics and biology and how it relates to the information infrastructure realm.
Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share some of the initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.
Date and time are fundamental concepts to many applications, yet Java SE had no good API to handle them; until now! With Java SE 8, java.time provides a well-structured API to cover date and time.