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  • Measuring Architecture Sustainability

    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 evolution scenario analysis, architecture compliance checking, and tracking of architecture-level code metrics. These perspectives include change-prone requirements, technology choices, architecture erosion, and modularization best practices.

  • SQL Server 2014: NoSQL Speeds with Relational Capabilities

    by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 19, 2014 2

    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.

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

    by Peter Lawrey, Ben Cotton on  Mar 14, 2014 15

    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: 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. 3

Sustainable Architectural Design Decisions

Posted by Uwe Zdun, Rafael Capilla, Huy Tran, Olaf Zimmermann on  Mar 09, 2014

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 Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

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.

Embedded Analytics and Statistics for Big Data

Posted by Panos Louridas and Christof Ebert on  Feb 23, 2014

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.

Reliable Auto-Scaling using Feedback Control

Posted by Philipp K. Janert on  Feb 19, 2014

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.

Modern Enterprise Performance Analysis Antipatterns

Posted by Ben Evans on  Feb 15, 2014

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.

Big Data Analytics for Security

Posted by Alvaro A. Cárdenas, Pratyusa K. Manadhata, Sreeranga P. Rajan on  Feb 11, 2014

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.

How LinkedIn Uses Apache Samza

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Feb 09, 2014

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.

Virtual Roundtable: The Future of PaaS in Cloud Computing

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Feb 05, 2014

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.

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