Thursday, March 24, 2011

Google gets Snappy over compression

Google has released its Snappy Compression and Decompression library as Apache-licensed open source. Previously referred to as "Zippy", the C++ based Snappy aims for "very high speeds with reasonable compression". This means that it's compression level is only around half that achieved with programs such as zlib
Read the readmefile on google code 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

InfoQ: Web vs. Desktop Apps: “Never Bet Against the Open Web”

HTML5 and EcmaScript 5, provide very powerful APIs that blur the line between the Web and the Desktop user experience. This has resulted in more organizations choosing to build their applications using Web technologies, rather than using the traditional Desktop approach. In order to explore the evolution of this trend, InfoQ had an interview with Dylan Schieman, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of the Dojo Toolkit, about the potential of the Web platform.
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PART 1: Learning MongoDb, MongoMapper, and Mustache

PART 1: Learning MongoDb, MongoMapper, and Mustache

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Document Collaboration Evolves Into a Complex Powerhouse

From cmswire:
"If ever a topic were complex, it is the evolution of document collaboration. The complexity emanates from the evolution of the document itself. In fact, today when people talk of document management, an initial grounding question should be “define document." Content is perhaps a better word nowadays. Isn’t a web page a document? An email, tweet, instant message, digitzed video, image file, mashup of several content sources? Today, when one speaks of a “document,” the possibilities are limitless."

Android Linux FUD Debunked | ZDNet

Android Linux FUD Debunked | ZDNet

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DataStax Wants To Make Cassandra The Best NoSQL Of Them Al

The NoSQL databases featuring massive scalability developed for and used by the big social networks like Facebook and Twitter have created a whole new category.  Amazingly (or not) most of the competitors in this space are open source projects.  Most of these open source projects also have corporate entities that have sprung up around them to offer support and services. Perhaps the first and one of the better known of these open source NoSQL projects is CassandraDataStax is the company that is bringing Cassandra support, products and services to market.
more on networkworld

A great interactive tutorial for MongoDB

a nice tutorial to start with  MongoDB

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Setting up a Hadoop development environment

Hadoop is a platform for performing distributed computing. That’s easy enough to understand, right? There are some add-ons for things such as distributed file storage and distributed database access, but at the heart of it, Hadoop is a processing platform that partitions the work across multiple machines in a cluster.
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Is BI Really for Everyone?

Interesting article on blog.technologyevaluation read it 

RainStor 4.5 For Big Data

RainStor has announced the next generation of its online data repository, adding data deduplication capabilities and improved optimization for storing computer-generated historical data. Able to run on a storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS) system as a repository for structured data, RainStor 4.5 is aimed at capturing and then serving up online transaction processing (OLTP) data sets, user log data and metadata. Computerworld reports that the software comes with a RDF interface to automatically join data from relational databases to the repository.

Implementing MapReduce with Akka and Jython

Actor model is usually used for implementations of concurrent systems. A recent representative of concurrent systems is MapReduce
Read how Saeki try to  implement MapReduce system using Akka.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Nick Kallen Discusses Scala at Twitter

Nick Kallen from Twitter is interviewed by Randy Shoup about Twitter's use of the Scala programming language. Nick discusses using Scala to build high-performance and scalable network services (including FlockDB), the powerful dualism of Scala which combines the best of object-oriented and functional approaches and also provides his views on the tradeoffs between static and dynamic languages.

InfoQ: Scaling with MongoDB

InfoQ: Scaling with MongoDB
Roger Bodamer provides advice on scaling out MongoDB using replica sets and auto-sharding, plus tips for database deployment and scaling use cases.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The BPM Chronicles: French local authority discovers the power of BPM through Bonita Open Solution

From Bonitasoft:
"Recently a large local authority in France came to BonitaSoft for help. They needed a better way to log and track requests to repair roads. We provided them with a package that included on-site training and support. This is the newest addition to our ongoing series highlighting customer experiences with Bonita Open Solution.

An interesting interview on Wired with Maria Silvia Libe of Elsag Datamat

An interesting interview on Wired with Maria Silvia Libe of Elsag Datamat, System Integrator partner of the jAPS 2.0 project