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  • Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

    by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015 1

    Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.

  • Big Data Processing with Apache Spark – Part 1: Introduction

    by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 30, 2015 4

    Apache Spark is an open source big data processing framework built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. In this article, Srini Penchikala talks about how Apache Spark framework helps with big data processing and analytics with its standard API. He also discusses how Spark compares with traditional MapReduce implementation like Apache Hadoop.

  • Building a Mars Rover Application with DynamoDB

    by Daniela Miao, Kenta Yasukawa on  Jan 25, 2015 1

    DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service that aims to be easily managed, so you don't have to worry about administrative burdens such as operating and scaling. This article shows how to use Amazon DynamoDB to create a Mars Rover application. You can use the same concepts described in this post to build your own web application.

Apache Ignite GridGain Incubator Project - Q&A Interview with Nikita Ivanov

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Dec 03, 2014

GridGain announced that the In-Memory Data Fabric has been accepted into Apache Incubator program as Apache Ignite. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov about their product becoming part of Apache.

How to Effectively Map SQL Data to a NoSQL Store

Posted by Sytze Harkema on  Oct 23, 2014

Sytze Harkema explains how to save and retrieve relational SQL data into a NoSQL key-value store as implemented by FoundationDB, an open source, scalable, fault tolerant and ACID database.

A Rails Enthusiast’s take on MEAN.js

Posted by John Troxel on  Oct 03, 2014

John looks at AngularJS and the MEAN stack as an alternative to Ruby on Rails as a productive stack for building typical web applications. 4

Let Me Graph That For You

Posted by Ian Robinson on  Sep 29, 2014

In this article on Graph Databases, author Ian Robinson discusses the problems Graph DBs aim to solve. He also talks about the data, storage, and query models for managing graph data.

Aerospike NoSQL Database Architecture

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 25, 2014

Aerospike is an open source distributed Key-Value NoSQL database that supports flexible data schemas & ACID transactions. InfoQ spoke with Brian Bulkowski from Aerospike team about NoSQL the database.

Nikita Ivanov on GridGain’s In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 08, 2014

GridGain announced In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop applications. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov from GridGain about the product's architecture.

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a Document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve. 3

Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach - Book Review and Interview

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 21, 2014

Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach book is a developer's guide to build applications using Cassandra NoSQL database. InfoQ spoke with authors about the book and data modeling in Cassandra.

Data Modeling with Key Value NoSQL Data Stores – Interview with Casey Rosenthal

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 25, 2014

In Key Value data stores, data is represented as a collection of key–value pairs. InfoQ spoke with Casey Rosenthal from Basho team about data modeling when using Key Value NoSQL databases.

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