As data grows exponentially, the modern Hadoop ecosystem provides not only a reliable distributed aggregation system that delivers data parallelism, but also analytics for great data insights. In this article Monica Beckwith, starting from core Hadoop components, investigates the design of a highly available, fault tolerant Hadoop cluster, adding security and data-level isolation.
In the review, Anand examines the coverage of Fast ASP.NET Websites authored by Dean Hume. The book helps developers to learn the various techniques associated with the optimization of ASP.NET websites.
Learn about leading concurrency control mechanisms used for data replication in distributed environments - techniques used by Oracle RAC, TimesTen, and GigaSpaces and NoSQL databases. 5
GridFileSystem is a new, experimental API that exposes an Infinispan-backed data grid as a file system. In this article, authors discuss how GridFS is used to chunk up data and store it in a grid. 2
Lan Vuong shows the benefits of asychronous batch updates to the data base (the write-behind pattern), instead of synhronous write-through updates typical in web apps. 8
A real world case study of a consultancy that distributed the load & increased scalability of its applications using open source Terracotta with the Master/Worker pattern. 3
In this special InfoQ interview, Hadoop project lead Doug Cutting discusses MapReduce, the benefits of open source, and the future direction of the project. 2
Gavin Terrill explains the humble "ETag Response Header", and how to integrate its use in a Spring and Hibernate based web app to improve application performance and scalability. 12
InfoQ had a chance to talk to Frank Cohen about his FastSOA methodology and architectural patterns. We have also published a one-chapter excerpt from his book on the topic. 6
Jonas Boner gives an overview of Spring Web Flow and Terracotta and shows how to cluster SWF with Terracotta. 2
Orion Letizi goes in-depth on OpenTerracotta, an open-source JVM-level clustering solution that can cluster single-jvm apps with no code changes. 10