Version 2.0 of Hazelcast, a Java-based caching, clustering and data distribution solution, has recently been released. As part of this, the product is now offered in both commercial Enterprise and free open-source Community Editions.
VMware have announced the availability of Spring Hadoop, which integrates the Spring Framework and the Apache Hadoop platform.
Oracle Big Data Appliance and Big Data Connectors support integration with Hadoop, Cloudera Manager and Oracle NoSQL Database. Oracle announced last month the availability of Big Data Appliance and Connectors as well as partnership with Cloudera. They also recently announced the Advanced Analytics for Big Data by integrating R statistical programming language into Oracle Database 11g.
In his new article “MapReduce Patterns, Algorithms, and Use Cases”, Ilya Katsov gives a systematic view of the different MapReduce patterns, algorithms and techniques that can be found on the web or in scientific articles along with several practical use case studies.
A new Couchbase survey indicates that the adoption rate of NoSQL solutions by enterprises is rising. Will this be the year of NoSQL as some suggest, and what are the main adoption forces at work?
PostgreSQL and Neo4J, a relational and a graph database respectively, are among the latest data stores taking the route to the cloud.
Amazon Launches DynamoDB On January 18th, Amazon Web Services launched DynamoDB, which as explained by Werner Vogels, AWS’ Chief Technical Officer in his blog, is an NoSQL database designed for Internet scale web applications.
After six years of gestation, Big data framework Apache Hadoop 1.0.0 was recently released. Core features in the release include Kerberos Authentication, support for Apache HBase and RESTful API to HDFS. InfoQ spoke with Arun Murthy, VP of Apache Hadoop, about the new release.
Baidu Technical Salon is a regular offline communication activity hosted by Baidu, planned, executed and implemented by InfoQ. The topics included cloud computing, mobile Internet, big data, log analysis and other current popular topics. This article mainly reviews Baidu’s support for technical community via Technical Salon, community’s feedbacks on these activities as well as a brief plan in 2012
InfoQ is announcing a call for articles and is encouraging practitioners and domain experts to submit feature-length (2,000 to 3,000 word) papers that are timely, educational and practical. Topics of interest include cloud architecture and development, Java, Agile, NoSQL, big data analytics, HTML 5 and mobile development. Author guidelines are now also available.
We interviewed Damien Katz who is leaving Apache CouchDB behind, moving further with Couchbase Server, and porting large portions of the code from Erlang to C/C++. We also picked up reactions from the community.
Corporations are increasingly using social media to learn more about what their customers are saying about their products. This presents unique challenges as unstructured content needs analytic techniques to interpret the sentiment embodied in the blog posts. InfoQ caught up with Subramanian Kartik to learn more about the blog sentiment analysis project his team worked on.
In traditional fashion, we celebrate the new year with a roundup of predictions in the SOA and Cloud space for 2012. This coming year the promising trends in big data and IT consumerization are expected to lead SOA and Cloud adoption. What is your prediction?
Who ever has wondered what kind of software is used by Santa Claus & Co, got a hint recently in youtube. This might irritate some software engineers who have assumed, Santa Claus would only use Open Source Software.
In December the GEOCens (Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure for Environmental Sensing) is finishing its pilot phase, as the not-for-profit organization Cybera has recently published at GISUser.com. The software architecture is supposed to improve researcher access to international environmental data drawn from more than 60,000 sensors and 2,800 web map servers.
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