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  • On Abstractions and For-Each Performance in C#

    by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 29, 2016 2

    Donald Knuth famously said, “We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time”. But when faced with the other 3%, it is good to know what’s going on behind the scenes. So in this article we’ll be taking a dive into the foreach loop.

  • Virtual Panel: Current State of NoSQL Databases

    by Srini Penchikala on  Aug 02, 2016 1

    NoSQL databases have been around for several years now and have become a choice of data storage for managing semi-structured and unstructured data. These databases offer lot of advantages in terms of linear scalability and better performance for both data writes and reads. InfoQ spoke with four panelists to get different perspectives on the current state of NoSQL databases.

  • Graph API in a Large Scale Environment

    by Maor Cohen on  Feb 13, 2016

    MyHeritage is a rapidly-growing destination used around the world to discover, preserve and share family histories. There is increasing demand for our services, accessed both internally and externally by our partners via the FamilyGraph API. Millions of API calls are made every day providing a huge challenge in terms of performance, scalability and security.

Big Memory .NET Part 2 - Pile, Our Big Memory Solution for .NET

Posted by Dmitriy Khmaladze and Leonid Ganeline on  Oct 13, 2015

In part one we discussed why it is so hard to deal with in a .NET. In part two, Dmitriy Khmaladze describes their solution NFX Pile; a hybrid memory manager written in C# with 100% managed code. 16

Big Memory .NET Part 1 – The Challenges in Handling 1 Billion Resident Business Objects

Posted by Dmitriy Khmaladze and Leonid Ganeline on  Oct 08, 2015

We look at Big Memory, its applicability to managed execution models such as .NET, and different approaches for resolving GC pausing issues.

DevOps is Not a Feature!

Posted by Nati Shalom on  May 24, 2015

DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools.

A Few Good Rules

Posted by Peter Neumark on  Jul 25, 2014

Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date.

Microservices: Decomposing Applications for Deployability and Scalability

Posted by Chris Richardson on  May 25, 2014

This article describes the increasingly popular Microservice architecture pattern, used to architect large, complex and long-lived applications as a set of cohesive services that evolve over time. 12

Russ Miles on Antifragility and Microservices

Posted by Ralph Winzinger on  May 13, 2014

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems.

Improving Your Asynchronous Code Using Tasks, Async and Await

Posted by Dave Marini on  May 06, 2014

Dave Marini delves into the history of asynchronous programming on the .NET platform, tracing through the early days of the Asynchronous Programming Model to today’s async/await patterns. 1

Distributing Complex Services in Cross-Geolocational IDCs

Posted by Arthur Shui on  Apr 09, 2014

Micro Sun describes some of the techniques Tencent use to scale Qzone, a social networking platform in China with over 600 million monthly active users.

SQL Server 2014: NoSQL Speeds with Relational Capabilities

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 19, 2014

For the last four years MS has been working on the first rewrite of SQL Server’s query execution since 1998. The goal is to offer NoSQL-like speeds with the capabilities of a relational database. 2

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