Apache Spark is an open source big data processing framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala talks about how Apache Spark framework helps with big data processing and analytics with its standard API. He also discusses how Spark compares with traditional MapReduce implementation like Apache Hadoop.
DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that aims to be easily managed, so you don't have to worry about administrative burdens such as operating and scaling. 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.
With architectures becoming more distributed and code more asynchronous, pinpointing and resolving errors in production is harder than ever. In this article we investigate five advanced techniques that can help you get to the root cause of painful bugs in production more quickly, without adding material overhead.
In this part 2 of InfoQ's conversation with Gil Tene of Azul Systems, Gil discusses their latest engineering project aimed at bringing better low-level memory layout control to Java.
Gil Tene of Azul Systems talks about shipping their Java 8 compatible release and the need for certified builds.
Oracle's Brian Goetz (Java Language Architect) and John Rose (JVM Architect) take us on a deep-dive discussion about some of the technologies and features being discussed for Java 9 and beyond. 1
What it takes to build Android apps that scale up to millions of global users? At last AnDevCon, seven experienced Android developers tried to answer that question.
The new book, The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems, looks at a wide range of considerations for cloud-scale systems.
In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.
Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code. 2
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon San Francisco 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason's Functional Programming in Scala "is not a book about Scala," say the authors, rather it is a principled introduction to functional programming that relies on Scala.