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  • Rich Reimer on SQL-on-Hadoop Databases and Splice Machine

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 19, 2014

    SQL-on-Hadoop technologies include a SQL layer or a SQL database over Hadoop. These solutions are becoming popular recently as they solve the data management issues of Hadoop and provide a scale-out alternative for traditional RDBMSs. InfoQ spoke with Rich Reimer, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Splice Machine about the architecture and data patterns for SQL in Hadoop databases.

  • Apache Kafka: Next Generation Distributed Messaging System

    by Abhishek Sharma on  Jun 04, 2014 11

    Apache Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system. This article covers the architecture model, features and characteristics of Kafka framework and how it compares with traditional messaging systems.

  • Web APIs and the n+1 Problem

    by Ali Kheyrollahi on  Jun 02, 2014

    The n+1 one problem doesn’t just affect ORMs. Any kind of Web API, RPC/Web Service or RESTful, can suffer from the same performance problems. In this article, Ali Kheyrollahi discusses some of the common scenarios that lead to n+1 in web APIs and ways to correct them.

Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

Posted by Chris Richardson on  May 25, 2014

This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 8

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

Restify and Mobilize Your Data

Posted by Val Huber on  May 21, 2014

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: An Evolvable Web of Events

Posted by Ali Kheyrollahi on  May 19, 2014

Reactive Cloud Actors are an implementation of Carl Hewitt's Actor model which can be used to leverage the power of modern distributed systems.

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

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.

Twenty Years of Patterns’ Impact

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

In this article, authors talk about the impact of pattern languages on software design community over past 20 years. 1

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.

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.

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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