Hadoop and NoSQL in a Big Data Environment

Interview with Ron Bodkin on  Feb 03, 2012

Ron Bodkin of Big Data Analytics discusses early adoption of Hadoop, NoSQL and big data technologies. He discusses common patterns and explains how developers can write low-level primitives to optimize MapReduce function. Other topics include Hive, Pig, multi tenancy, and security.

Costin Leau on Spring Data, Spring Hadoop and Data Grid Patterns

Interview with Costin Leau on  Nov 23, 2011 1

In this interview recorded at JavaOne 2011 Conference, Spring Hadoop project lead Costin Leau talks about the current state and upcoming features of Spring Data and Spring Hadoop projects. He also talks about the Caching and Data Grid architecture patterns.

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on Riak and CouchDB

Interview with Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on  Aug 05, 2011

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz discuss Riak and CouchDB, the strengths and trade-offs of different approaches to NoSQL, and why both databases are written in Erlang.

Juergen Hoeller on Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2

Interview with Juergen Hoeller on  May 13, 2011 7

Juergen Hoeller talks to Charles Humble about the upcoming features in Spring 3.1 and Spring 3.2. The interview also explores SpringSource's attitude to standardisation, and the impact of the Java 7 and 8 language changes, and the Jave EE 6, on the framework.

Randy Shoup on Evolvable Systems

Interview with Randy Shoup on  Mar 09, 2011

Randy Shoup discusses evolvable systems: how to run different versions of a system in parallel during migrations, decoupling a system with events, schemas at eBay and much more.

Emil Eifrem on Neo4j and Graph Databases

Interview with Emil Eifrem on  Dec 23, 2010

Emil Eifrem explains graph databases, what domains they fit well, and the state of Neo4j. Also: how graph databases stack up against RDBMs.

Justin Sheehy on Riak

Interview with Justin Sheehy on  Aug 04, 2010

Justin Sheehy explains how Riak was created with ideas from Amazon's Dynamo paper, Riak features and how Riak compares to other NoSQL solutions.

John Leach on Virtualization and Unix Tools for the Data Center

Interview with John Leach on  Aug 03, 2010

John Leach explains how Brightbox uses Virtualization in the data center and whether Virtualization causes performance problems. Also: a look at a few Unix tools and Linux features that Ruby developers might not know about.

Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on the Future of Parallel Programming

Interview with Ralph Johnson, Joe Armstrong on  Jul 21, 2010

Ralph Johnson and Joe Armstrong discuss their ideas about parallel programming - whether shared memory is harmful, the place of message passing, fault tolerance, the importance of protocols and more.

Dan Lucraft on NoSQL DBs with Rails and the Design of JRuby-based Editor RedCar

Interview with Dan Lucraft on  Jul 19, 2010

Dan Lucraft talks about working with MongoDB and using asynchronous observers with Rails. Also: the design of the JRuby/SWT/HTML/Javascript-based, extensible editor RedCar.

Carl Lerche on Rails 3 and Arel

Interview with Carl Lerche on  Jul 06, 2010

Carl Lerche talks about the changes, design and new features in Rails 3. Also: the concepts and reasons behind Arel, the Rails 3 relational algebra library.

Ilya Grigorik on Tokyo Cabinet, MySQL and Ruby HTTP Performance

Interview with Ilya Grigorik on  Sep 22, 2009

Ilya Grigorik discusses his company's PostRank algorithm for tracking reader engagement with content. Also: his experience scaling MySQL, Tokyo Cabinet, Ruby HTTP libs, Solr, Amazon EC2 and more.

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