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…

GigaSpaces is excited to announce a joint partnership with SanDisk today!

We are excited to announce a joint partnership with SanDisk today! With this partnership we have built a new product – called XAP MemoryXtend, that basically gives you extreme processing but at lower costs. How did it all start? We

Moving away from Mainframe to Commodity – How?

Moving away from Mainframe to Commodity – How? Mainframe (Z/OS) based systems running COBOL programs are legacy systems in many organizations. These are planned to be replaced with low cost commodity servers running Java or .Net based systems, saving the

Possible Impossibility – The Race to Zero Latency

I recently read a book called: "Physics of the Impossible" by the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. Dr. Kaku lists "Possible Impossibilities" and classifies these into different categories where all these "impossibilities" may happen in the near/distant future. When talking about "zero

new and modified best practices

Our best practices wiki is growing rapidly and full with good and useful material. Here are few new best practices added lately: – Finding Partition Load – routing data based on partition load. – Even Data Distribution – simple example explains how to evenly partition