In Part 2 of this article the author takes a look at how the transaction system is implemented, the role of the administrative layer, how all components work together and what to expect in the future.
In Part 1 of this article the author introduces NuoDB and covers some of its main features: 3-tiered architecture, nodes are equal peers, Atoms - the fundamental data unit, and the versioning and concurrency system used to handle data update conflicts and implement consistency.
MetaModel - an Apache Incubator project – is a Java library used to browse, query and update various types of data stores including traditional SQL databases, unusual stores such as CSV or Excel, or the more modern NoSQL stores in a uniform and programmatic way.
Stefan Edlich reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, standards or their lack of, current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay. 3
This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL. 6
We explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code. 2
In this article, author Eric Brewer discusses how designers can optimize consistency and availability by explicitly handling partitions to get the best of CAP theorem properties. 9
Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates building a PostgreSql provider for the Microsoft Sync Framework. 7
Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.
Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson discuss how to work SQL Server Reporting Services and overlay data on report forms. 3
Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1