For the last four years Microsoft has been working on the first rewrite of SQL Server’s query execution since 1998. The goal is to offer NoSQL-like speeds without sacrificing the capabilities of a relational database. At the heart of this is Hekaton, their memory optimized tables. While still accessible via traditional T-SQL operations, internally they are a fundamentally different technology.
The OpenJDK Off-Heap JEP will be a radical departure from traditional Java priorities, seeking to standardize a facility for efficiently manipulating off-heap memory. This article surveys the impact this JEP will have to empower Java HashMap with new off-heap capabilities. Simply put, this JEP may be just the magic that can “teach” HashMap (that lovable old dog) some new tricks.
Lambda Architecture proposes a simpler, elegant paradigm designed to store and process large amounts of data. In this article, author Daniel Jebaraj presents the motivation behind the Lambda Architecture, reviews its structure with the help of a sample Java application.
In this article, based on a research study the authors discuss the criteria that can help architects assess architectural design decisions’ sustainability.
Quality Code book covers different aspects of SDLC with focus on delivering quality product. InfoQ spoke with author Stephen Vance about the book and best practices for testing applications.
This article provides an overview of tools and libraries available for embedded data analytics & statistics, both stand-alone software packages and programming languages with statistical capabilities.
Philipp K. Janert explains how to reliably auto-scale systems using a reactive approach based on feedback control which provides a more accurate solution than deterministic or rule-based ones.
In this article we present some of the most common performance analysis antipatterns in the enterprise platform, expressed in terms of their basic causes along with remediation strategies.
In this article, authors discuss the role of big data and Hadoop in security analytics space and how to use MapReduce to process data for security analysis.
Apache Samza is a stream processor LinkedIn recently open-sourced. Chris Riccomini shares Samza's feature set, how it integrates with YARN and Kafka, how it's used at LinkedIn and more.
There has been a raging debate about PaaS and whether it is still a valuable part of a cloud portfolio, so InfoQ reached out to 4 leaders in the cloud domain for their opinions on the future of PaaS.
How to use various tools such as Apache Avro, Apache Crunch, Cloudera ML and the Cloudera Development Kit to build applications that use Hadoop.