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  • What is Apache Tez?

    by Roopesh Shenoy on  Apr 25, 2014

    Apache Tez is a new distributed execution framework that is targeted to-wards data-processing applications on Hadoop. But what exactly is it? How does it work? In the presentation, “Apache Tez: Accelerating Hadoop Query Processing”, Bikas Saha and Arun Murthy discuss Tez’s design, highlight some of its features and share initial results obtained by making Hive use Tez instead of MapReduce.

  • Intuitive, Robust Date and Time Handling, Finally Comes to Java

    by Stephen Colebourne on  Apr 21, 2014

    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. In this article, JSR-310 (Java Date and Time API's) spec-lead and Jodatime author Stephen Colbourne discusses the new API's as well as the background for Date and Time handling in Java 8.

  • Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

    by Gregor Hohpe, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Joseph W. Yoder, and Olaf Zimmermann on  Apr 19, 2014 1

    In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on the software design community over the past 20 years. They discuss patterns like Enterprise Integration Patterns, open source ESBs and patterns as a design tool.

MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy on  Apr 17, 2014

The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

Designing an Event Log API with RAML

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Apr 11, 2014

The RAML API specification language includes constructs that reduce duplication inherent in other formats. This article steps through a simple API design to illustrate some of RAML's DRY features. 1

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2014

Posted by Abel Avram on  Apr 03, 2014

This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.

Seven Steps to Create an Unbeatable Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Posted by Arun Bhattacharya on  Apr 01, 2014

As mobility is transforming our lives, this article gives a step-by-step approach on how enterprises can seamlessly connect their mobile workforce to back-end systems for increased productivity.

NoSQL, JSON, and Time Series Data Management: Interview with Anuj Sahni

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 26, 2014

InfoQ spoke with Anuj Sahni, Principal Product Manager at Oracle about the time series data, NoSQL databases and best practices for managing this type of data.

Measuring Architecture Sustainability

Posted by Heiko Koziolek, Dominik Domis, Thomas Goldschmidt, Philipp Vorst on  Mar 20, 2014

In this article, authors discuss Morphosis, a multi-perspective measuring approach for architecture sustainability that includes compliance checking and tracking of architecture-level code metrics.

SQL Server 2014: NoSQL Speeds with Relational Capabilities

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 19, 2014

For the last four years MS has been working on the first rewrite of SQL Server’s query execution since 1998. The goal is to offer NoSQL-like speeds with the capabilities of a relational database. 2

OpenJDK and HashMap …. Safely Teaching an Old Dog New (Off-Heap!) Tricks

Posted by Peter Lawrey, Ben Cotton on  Mar 14, 2014

This article surveys the impact the new OpenJDK Off-Heap JEP will have to empower Java HashMap with new off-heap capabilities, a radical departure from traditional Java priorities. 15

Lambda Architecture: Design Simpler, Resilient, Maintainable and Scalable Big Data Solutions

Posted by Daniel Jebaraj on  Mar 12, 2014

Lambda Architecture proposes a simpler, elegant paradigm designed to process large amounts of data. In this article, author discusses Lambda Architecture with the help of a sample Java application. 6

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