Big Data

The Seven Most Popular APIs in Big Data – Part 2

By |2014-10-07T21:32:05+00:00October 7, 2014|

Many APIs, Same Data In “The Seven Most Popular APIs in Big Data—Part One,” I described the various forms of popular data management APIs out there and how they’re often used. As I noted toward the end of the post,...

Using SSD As A Foundation For New Generations Of Flash Databases

By |2014-07-30T01:29:43+00:00July 30, 2014|

“You just can't have it all” is a phrase that most of us are accustomed to hearing and that many still believe to be true when discussing the speed, scale and cost of processing data. To reach high speed data...

The next big thing in big data: fast data

By |2014-06-26T03:10:00+00:00June 26, 2014|

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...

Making Hadoop Run Faster

By |2012-08-21T07:56:51+00:00August 21, 2012|

One of the challenges in processing data is that the speed at which we can input data is quite often much faster than the speed at which we can process it. This problem becomes even more pronounced in the context...

Cassandra on ACID

By |2012-08-06T07:45:02+00:00August 6, 2012|

  How GigaSpaces and Cassandra are being combined to deliver limitless computational and data scalability Cassandra's tunable eventual consistency delivers great flexibility for trading off write performance for consistency. For those requiring very high performance, however, some level of EC is going to be a must. Unfortunately, a great many [...]

What should Marissa Mayer do with Yahoo!

By |2012-07-24T05:20:16+00:00July 24, 2012|

Last week the internet exploded as the news of the new appointment of Marissa Mayer as the new CEO of Yahoo sparked. Most of the discussion was centered around the speculation of why Marissa left Google - clearly the market...

Terabyte Elastic Cache clusters on Cisco UCS and Amazon EC2

By |2012-01-05T01:22:54+00:00January 5, 2012|

Overview Last week I was working on a new opportunity. The prospect needs to store 1 Terabyte of data in memory to address scalability challenges and were interested in using GigaSpaces. I was tasked with creating a demonstration of this and want to share my experience as a blog post. [...]

Architecting Massively-Scalable Near-Real-Time Risk Analysis Solutions

By |2011-12-19T08:45:58+00:00December 19, 2011|

Recently I held a webinar around architecting solutions for scalable and near-real-time risk analysis solutions based on the experience gathered with our Financial Services customers. In the webinar I also had the honor of hosting Mr. Larry Mitchel, a leading expert in the … Continue reading