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

    by Srini Penchikala on  Mar 26, 2014

    Time series data management is gaining more attention lately because the data is coming at us from all directions: sensors, mobile devices, Web tracking, financial events, factory automation, and utilities. InfoQ spoke with Anuj Sahni, Principal Product Manager at Oracle about the time series data and how to do data modeling for this type of data.

  • Remote Working Works

    by Tom Howlett on  Mar 24, 2014 4

    Do you assume that remote working is a compromise? Around 5 years ago my team, and much of our software house, decided we could work as effectively from home. Many of us left London and headed to the country, replacing bars and restaurants with poultry keeping and mountain biking. Today we are closer, collaborate more, recruit better people and work more effectively than we ever did.

  • Virtual Panel on Immutable Infrastructure

    by Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2014 1

    “Immutable Infrastructure” is a term that has been increasingly talked about lately among the Ops community. InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is the definition and borders of immutable infrastructure as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular when compared to current widespread “desired state” configuration management solutions.

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

Exploring Micro-frameworks: Spring Boot

Posted by Dan Woods on  Mar 18, 2014

In the first in a series of articles exploring Java-orientated micro-frameworks Dan Woods takes a look at Spring Boot. 4

Scrum Master Allocation: The Case for a Dedicated Scrum Master

Posted by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Mar 17, 2014

Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think – here’s why. 3

Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate.

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

How Composite C1 Found Success by Becoming Open Source

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 13, 2014

In an interview with Marcus Wendt we learn about Composite C1’s 15 year journey from a fledging commercial project to an open source platform with dozens of partners. 2

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

3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

Posted by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014

This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey.

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