What is Data Grid computing? What makes it different from a database? Is a data grid always scalable? Is the cloud the next step? Cameron Purdy answered these questions and others during an InfoQ interview, and also gave some hints on how to build scalable grids and how to avoid horror stories.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, Randy Shoup discusses the architecture of eBay. Topics discussed include eBay's architectural principles, horizontal and vertical partitioning, ACID vs. BASE, handling data inconsistency, distributed caching, updating eBay on the fly, architectural and coding standards, eBay's search infrastructure, grid computing, and SOA.
Martin Fowler, Frank Buschmann, Steve Cook, Jimmy Nilsson, and Dave Thomas discuss the future of software development. Topics covered include outsourcing, is Google the next MS?, multi-core & parallism, grid computing, software stacks of the future, and more. A thoroughly thought-provoking panel! JAOO is producing the QCon event.