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GigaSpaces Accelerates NoSQL Databases

GigaSpaces Accelerates NoSQL Databases

I video-interviewed GigaSpaces’ Nati Shalom, its founder and chief technology officer, in March regarding their Cloudify product. Nati Shalom Cloudify is a tool to smoothly launch applications in a cloud environment with a recipe that describes everything necessary, including resources and their configurations. GigaSpaces’ new product (at least, I thought it was new) is eXtreme [...]

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Metric Insights Enhances Collected Data with Context for Business Intelligence

Metric Insights Enhances Collected Data with Context for Business Intelligence

Of the five companies I interviewed at the recent NoSQL Now 2012 conference in San Jose, two were database companies, two were analytics companies, and one was a technology company in the business of accelerating the speed of others’ NoSQL databases. One of the analytics companies was Metric Insights, which is based in San Francisco. [...]

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Chatting with Bob Wiederhold of Couchbase, NoSQL Database Company

Chatting with Bob Wiederhold of Couchbase, NoSQL Database Company

When you talk to many people in the same domain, you either get totally confused or begin to see some commonality in their views and thus some light. Every vendor has its claims about its technologies and products. Some try to emphasize their merits and downplay their demerits. That is understandable. I sat down with [...]

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VoltDB, NewSQL Database Company

VoltDB, NewSQL Database Company

At the recent NoSQL conference in San Jose, California, I had a chance to chat with Scott Jarr, cofounder and chief strategy officer of VoltDB. I wrote an overview blog where I touched on VoltDB, and this is a detailed version of my conversation with Scott. Scott Jarr When I was researching the NoSQL segment, [...]

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Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

As is well known, there are three types of cloud computing: software as a service (SaaS), such as Salesforce.com; platform as a service (PaaS), such as Google App Engine; and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), such as Amazon’s AWS. Google has been in the PaaS space but recently dived into IaaS. A great thing about [...]

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Where Is IT Going and What Impact Will That Have On Data Centers?

Where Is IT Going and What Impact Will That Have On Data Centers?

At the recent DatacenterDynamics conference in San Francisco, the last session was a panel discussion on where IT is headed and the effects of that on data centers. Because my chair duty was over by then, it was the only session I could attend other than my own track. Because a lot is going on [...]

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What Would You Do If You Had Unlimited Bandwidth? Does It Waste Too Much Energy?

What Would You Do If You Had Unlimited Bandwidth? Does It Waste Too Much Energy?

Part of the secret of attending a good conference is to find one. Some big-name conferences advertise a lot and everyone knows about them. But sometimes we get lucky and find a very high quality conference at the right price. How do great quality and affordable price grab you? In addition, it comes with complimentary [...]

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eBay’s Galaxy Project: Scalable Low PUE Data Center Design (Background and Business Drivers)

eBay’s Galaxy Project: Scalable Low PUE Data Center Design (Background and Business Drivers)

I have heard Dean Nelson talk several times in the past. When I first met him a few years ago, he was telling me he was so excited about what he was doing that he did not mind sleeping only a few hours. Once, he arrived five minutes before his speaking engagement and delivered a [...]

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Electronic Gadgets and E-Waste

Electronic Gadgets and E-Waste

A while back, I confessed my laggard nature in adopting new technology. I mean I was late in adopting the iPhone. I have a ton of excuses. Like many of you, I’ve been pretty good at making excuses since I was a kid. But my batting average for success is not very high. Long, long [...]

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Keynote Speech by JB Straubel, CTO and Cofounder Tesla Motors — A New Opportunity for IT and Software Engineers? —

Keynote Speech by JB Straubel, CTO and Cofounder Tesla Motors — A New Opportunity for IT and Software Engineers? —

The Design West conference consists of several subconferences: ESC, Android, Black Hat, Design Med, Designing with LEDs, Multicore, and Sensors in Design. That means it covers a wide range of subjects, even though the underlying theme is embedded systems. As you know, embedded system environments are drastically different from those of PCs and servers. Their [...]

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