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  • Google Offers Bigtable in the Cloud

    Google is making available to customers Cloud Bigtable, their own database used for more than a decade for services such as Search, GMail, Maps or YouTube. While they are not open sourcing Bigtable as they did with other products, the new cloud service is accessible through an open source interface, the Apache HBase 1.0.1 API.

  • Peter Lawrey Describes Petabyte JVMs

    It’s not unusual in financial service systems to have problems that requires significant vertical, as opposed to horizontal, scaling. During his talk at QCon London Peter Lawrey described the particular problems that occur when you scale a Java application beyond 32GB.

  • Alex Bordei on Scaling NoSQL Databases

    Network performance, virtualization and testing are some of the considerations to address performance and scalability issues with NoSQL databases. Alex Bordei wrote about scaling NoSQL databases and tips for increasing performance when using these data stores.

  • Dramatically Improve Entity Framework Performance with Bulk Operations

    When a database administrators think of high performance data loading, they are thinking of bulk operations, a feature noticeably lacking in Entity Framework. But that doesn’t have to be the case. We recently spoke with Jonathan Magnan of ZZZ Projects about their new offerings.

  • Clean and Representative Models are Key to Performance

    High performance systems is about clean and representative models, the code doesn't have to be ugly, obscure and hard to read, Martin Thompson stated at the recent DDD Exchange conference in London.

  • SIMD Support in .NET

    Six years after Mono, Microsoft’s implementation of the CLR has finally gained support for SIMD via RyuJIT. Still in community preview, RyuJIT is the next generation JIT compiler for .NET.

  • Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter Want to Make Sure that MySQL Is “Web-Scale”

    Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter have decided to make sure that a relational databases is “web-scale”, so they have put their efforts behind WebScaleSQL, a branch of MySQL 5.6 Community Edition.

  • Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Scalable and Available Cloud Architectures

    More than anything else, architectural choices matter when designing a system with high scalability and availability. Using Azure customers as an example, Microsoft talks about the patterns and anti-patterns they see with their Azure customers and how it affects the four facets of system architecture.

  • SQL Makes a Comeback through NewSQL

    New database developments indicate a return to SQL, but not by running the traditional relational stores on bigger and better hardware, not even on sharded architectures, but through NewSQL solutions.

  • Healthcare.gov Performance Analysis by AppDynamics

    Augmenting the roster of tribulations haranguing Obamacare and the healthcare.gov website comes a technical deep-dive performed by leading performance monitoring organization AppDynamics that paints a picture of a sophomoric development initiative used to build that site.

  • AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

    There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…

  • HSA Foundation Targeting Heterogeneous GPU-CPU Execution for Java Virtual Machines by 2015

    Speaking at the Hot Chips Conference, HSA Foundation president Phil Rogers has provided more details on plans to bring GPU acceleration to Java in time for Java 9 in 2015.

  • Scaling Twitter to New Peaks

    For many of us Twitter has become an essential communications utility. Since experiencing scalability problems in 2010, Twitter has moved to a loosely coupled service oriented architecture based on the JVM, allowing it new levels of scalability and feature agility. Twitter engineering recently reported a new record throughput and took time out to describe their new architecture.

  • Tim Fox: What's new in Vert.x 2.0

    In recent years, new trends like mobile clients and social networks forced web applications to handle more and more concurrent connections. This resulted in new server architectures based on eventing and asynchronicity which you can find for example in Vert.x. Tim Fox told InfoQ what's new in version 2.0 of Vert.x.

  • Matthew Kaufman on why Skype is Dropping Peer-to-Peer

    In the wake of the NSA revelations in the United States, Skype’s decision to switch from a peer-to-peer network to a server-based network has raised some eyebrows. In a recent email Matthew Kaufman, principal architect of Skype, explained why the change was necessary.

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