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  • LinkedIn's Data Infrastructure

    Jay Kreps of LinkedIn presented some informative details of how they process data at the recent Hadoop Summit. Kreps described how LinkedIn crunches 120 billion relationships per day and blends large scale data computation with high volume, low latency site serving.

  • Facebook on Hadoop, Hive, HBase, and A/B Testing

    The Hadoop Summit of 2010 included presentations from a number of large scale users of Hadoop and related technologies. Notably, Facebook presented a keynote and details information about their use of Hive for analytics. Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's VP of Engineering delivered a keynote describing the scale of their data processing with Hadoop.

  • HyperSQL 2.0 - New Release 5 Years In the Making

    The HyperSQL database (HSQLDB), version 2.0, has been released after 5 years in the making. HyperSQL 2.0 is the worthy successor to HSQLDB 1.8, which has been integrated and used in applications large and small, including the ubiquitous OpenOffice Base application. The new version boasts more features than any other open source database.

  • Validating a Backup Strategy with Restore

    Jeff Atwood has recently lost two of his blog sites: Blog @ Stackoverflow and Coding Horror. He managed to recover the contents of both websites, but what lessons are to be learned from this event?

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

    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.

  • Open Database Alliance: New Direction for mySQL

    Monty Program Ab, a MySQL database engineering company, and Percona, a MySQL services and support firm, today announced the "The Open Database Alliance." This effort will fork the mySQL code base, using MariaDB as a starting point. MariaDB was created by Monty Widenius, co-founder of mySQL.

  • FriendFeed Implements Schema-less Storage Atop MySQL

    Brett Taylor, founder of FriendFeed, describes how they overcame some limitations of MySQL to handle problems of scaling and database evolution by implementing a "schema-less" storage system on top of MySQL.

  • Presentation: Refactoring Databases

    For years the norm for developers was to work in an iterative and incremental manner but for database developers to work in a more serial manner. The predominance of evolutionary development methods make it clear that the two groups need to work in the same manner to be productive as a team. Pramod presents material from "Refactoring Databases " on implementing evolutionary database development.

  • Rails Style Database Migrations in .NET

    Versioning database schema along with your .NET code is essential for managing volatile codebases especially when employing continuous integration. Ruby on Rails accomplishes this with a popular solution of abstracting DDL SQL into Ruby commands. Similar solutions are available in .NET with third party libraries.

  • Is Database-as-a-Service a Bad Idea?

    Data Management represents a strategic asset for Cloud Platforms as the most popular Data Services will likely command the largest platform market share. In a post this week, Arnon Rotem-gal-Oz argues that "Database-as-a-Service" is a bad idea. Would you trust your enterprise data to DaaS?

  • The RDBMS is not enough.

    In a world of services, RDBMS are not the solution to every problem. Document Oriented Distributed Databases try to solve this and add a new way of storing documents. CouchDB (written in Erlang) is in its alpha stage and evolving on a regular basis. InfoQ caught up with Anthony Eden who is implementing the same concept in Ruby with RDDB.

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