CAP Twelve Years Later: How the "Rules" Have Changed
May 30, 2012
The CAP theorem asserts that any networked shared-data system can have only two of three desirable properties (Consistency, Availability and Partition Tolerance). In this IEEE article, author Eric Brewer discusses how designers can optimize consistency and availability by explicitly handling partitions, thereby achieving some trade-off of all three.
Finding the Right Data Solution for Your Application in the Data Storage Haystack
Oct 26, 2011
With the recent NoSQL movement there are several alternative data storage solutions available compared to the traditional relational databases. In this article, author Srinath Perera discusses the various data storage options and what to consider when choosing each of these solutions.
Windows Azure Gets Node.js, SQL Azure Federation, Increased DB Limits by Roopesh Shenoy Posted on Dec 14, 2011
Databases Roundup: Data Sharding for ActiveRecord and Faster Postgres IO by Mirko Stocker Posted on Jul 21, 2008