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AWS Introduces Amazon Glacier for Low Cost Data Archives

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 27, 2012

Amazon Glacier is a new service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides extremely low cost, durable storage for archive-ready data. This service targets organizations who want to retain large, infrequently-used data sets but don’t want to maintain a local storage infrastructure.

Dave McCrory Unveils Initial Formula for Principle of Data Gravity

by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2012 4

Does data have its own gravitational pull that attracts applications and services into its orbit? That was the proposal in 2010 by VMware’s Dave McCrory who has recently put some mathematical prowess beneath his principle. In his new website, DataGravity.org, McCrory outlines the formula for data gravity and asks the technical community for help in vetting and applying his formula.

Google’s New IaaS Offering Runs Linux VMs in the Cloud

by Michael Floyd on  Jun 28, 2012

Google today disclosed details of Compute Engine, an IaaS offering that runs Linux VMs on demand utilizing Google’s cloud infrastructure. Google Compute Engine (GCE) supports 1, 2, 4 and 8 virtual core VMs with 3.75GB RAM per virtual core

ESE Tookit: Use Windows' Internal High-Performance Data Store To Build Applications

by Jenni Konrad on  Jan 05, 2012 7

The ESE Toolkit provides C++ and C# class libraries that allow easier application development using the Windows Extensible Storage Engine (ESE), a high-performance data store built into Windows.

Distributed Cache as a NoSQL Data Store?

by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 04, 2011 7

NoSQL data stores offer alternative data storage options for non-relational data types like document based, object graphs, and key-value pairs. Can a distributed cache be used as a NoSQL store? Greg Luck from Ehcache wrote about the similarities between a distributed cache and a NoSQL data store. InfoQ caught up with him to talk about this use case and its advantages and limitations.

New in Google Cloud: SDK 1.5.5, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage, Prediction API and Premier Accounts

by Abel Avram on  Oct 13, 2011 2

Google Cloud Services has announced a new version of the App Engine SDK (1.5.5) -the frontend request deadline has been raised from 30 sec. to 60 sec., Python 2.7-, Cloud SQL, Cloud Storage and Prediction API are out of Code Labs, and Premier Accounts.

Better Developer Experience in Version 1.5 of the Data Access Framework MetaModel

by Michael Stal on  Feb 22, 2011 1

Eobject.org's open-source Java framework MetaModel implements a unified API for the access, exploration, and query of different datastores. Eobjects.org, both a website and an open source software organization dedicated to "the development of Open Source software related to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing", has recently published version 1.5 of MetaModel.

Raven, a Document Database for .NET

by Abel Avram on  May 19, 2010 4

Raven is schema-less LINQ-enabled document data store for .NET/Windows. Raven is yet another NoSQL, non-relational solution that wants to address the performance and scalability needs required by large web applications.

MagLev Ruby VM Now Available, Brings GemStone's Persistence to Ruby

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 21, 2009 2

The long awaited MagLev Ruby implementation, based on GemStone Smalltalk, is now available in a public alpha release. While not quite ready to run Rails, it does support frameworks like Rack and Sinatra. MagLev comes with full support for GemStone's mature distribution and persistence features.

Scott Leberknight on Polyglot Persistence

by Srini Penchikala on  Jul 27, 2009 2

The data persistence solutions in software development have come a long way in the recent years. At the recent Lone Star Software Symposium, Scott Leberknight talked about "Polyglot Persistence" trend where the developers have a choice of different database products like Amazon SimpleDB, Google Bigtable, and CouchDB to choose the data persistence solution.

Article: Data storage and analysis for the largest scientific instrument on the planet (LHC Grid)

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 02, 2008 2

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator that aims to revolutionize our understanding of our universe. The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (LCG) project provides data storage and analysis infrastructure for the entire high energy physics community that will use the LHC.

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