Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 7:06AM
- Eventual Consistency by Example by Sergio Bossa. Attempts to clear up some misconceptions about eventual consitency as discussed in Amazon's Dynamo paper.
- Boston Big Data Summit keynote outline by Curt Monash. Interesting topics: Big Data and the cloud actually have relatively little to do with each other and The NoSQL movement is a lot like the Ron Paul campaign.
- I think RDBMS has set the industry back by 10 years by Henry G. Baker, Ph.D, from 1992. I can categorically state that relational databases set the commercial data processing industry back at least ten yearsand wasted many of the billions of dollars that were spent on data processing. Henry thought OO databases would change things. They didn't. The question is why?
- Intel cloud service tests the scalability of your code. Intel has a cloud based tool that can test how your application will perform on will on a number of multicore processor configurations -- 1, 2, 4, 8, or 16 hardware threads.
- Mapreduce 1, a lecture by Brian Harvey.
- Gear6 has released a software version of their cache product. Interesting departure from the appliance model. Appliances are good because they allow you complete control and something to hang some margin off of. Yet if you want to sell into the cloud you have to build software components, not a hardware solution. Seems like a good idea for those who want a tricked out memcached solution out of the box.
- Hadoop at Twitter (part 1): Splittable LZO Compression. How Twitter is using Hadoop to analyze a tweasure trove of tweets.
- A funny/insightful/sad/truish Dilbert cartoon on how clouds fit into Dilbert's world.