Building a Low Latency Highly Scalable Data Serialization Protocol

At the heart of every big data solution, such as XAP, is data synchronization. While there are a number of solutions and approaches available today, they are either overly complex or incredibly inefficient. Fortunately, we have been able to combine

Availability and Consistency in the Presence of Partitions

The CAP theorem provides system designers with a choice between three guarantees: consistency, availability, and partition tolerance. While partitions are rare, there is an incredible range of flexibility for handling partitions and recovering from them. Thus, our goal is to

What’s New in XAP 11.0

We have just released XAP 11.0 and we’re excited to share with you its new features (For a full list of the new features, see here) Geospatial API In today’s world geospatial data is on the rise—mobile phones and various sensors

Space Based Microservices

Martin Fowler and James Lewis’s microservices paper has been influencing many development teams and projects around the world. As such, this software architecture style has gained prominence among web-scale startups and enterprises. In this post, we’ll look at how microservices

Building a dynamic high-speed data-hub with multi-semantic querying capabilities

After having the opportunity to present this topic at the recent Big Data Expo in Utrecht, Netherlands (and a few other expos) I thought it would also be a good time to share my thinking with the online community. Data storage &

Posted on IT Jungle – Magic Goes In-Memory With App Framework

Written by Alex Woodie, IT Jungle Magic Software recently launched a new release of its application development and runtime framework that features in-memory data grid (IMDG) technology. The IMDG – which will eventually support IBM i – will bolster the

How to Add Real Distributed Transactions to MongoDB – Ron Zavner

From time to time, I like to visit NoSQL conferences and talk to people from the community to see how they solve their problems. I guess I find it more neutral to do this sometimes, as opposed to speaking to

The next big thing in big data: fast data

The big data movement was pretty much driven by the demand for scale in velocity, volume, and variety of data. Those three vectors led to the emergence of a new generation of distributed data management platforms such as Hadoop for…