Web databases and data-oriented design
The database is an essential component in most Web applications. Web databases provide data storage and search ability. Without a database to write to and read from, there would be no way to maintain data persistence. Each time a user logged off their data would be lost. Good data architecture provides much more than mere data persistence, however. In today's application environment, users generate enormous amounts of data. Processing big data and turning it into useful information for the user requires application developers to take on a data-oriented design mentality.
How a growing demand for data tier scalability spawned the NoSQL movement
25 Aug 2014
Feature - There was a time when even the suggestion of storing an organization's data in anything but a relational database would seem foolish. But NoSQL has flipped that equation on its head, as organizations who are looking for speed and scalability are looking...
Visualization techniques revolutionize modern business intelligence gathering
06 Jul 2014
Feature - With so much data to be analyzed, organizations want a new way to be able to conceptualize the business intelligence they have gathered. New visualization techniques are making this happen.
The challenge of tagging for analytics in a world of unstructured text
06 Jul 2014
Feature - Many organizations are managing massive amounts of information in their big data systems, but handling that inflow, and making it make sense is a massive challenge. Tagging is one solution, but how does one tag unstructured text? It's a problem that is...
Discovering data by structuring unstructured text
30 May 2014
Video - Bryan Bell, executive vice president with Expert System, discusses the art of discovering data by structuring unstructured text.
YARN and MapReduce 2.0 elevates big data Hadoop and scheduled processing
03 Jan 2014
Feature - YARN represents the biggest architectural change in Hadoop since it's inception over seven years ago. Now, Hadoop goes beyond MapReduce to provide scheduled processing while simultaneously processing big data.
Big Data Hadoop solutions with Hive, Mahout, HBase and Cassandra
23 Apr 2013
Feature - As Hadoop evolves, complimentary technologies such as Hive, Mahout, HBase and Cassandra are allowing software engineers get more and more out of commodity hardware.
Consumerization and BYOD Trends Force Mobile APIs to be More Friendly
18 Mar 2013
Feature - As software developers and application architects try to supply mobile friendly APIs to developers, consumerization forces like BYOD and mobile demands are causing many APIs to grow out of control. Here's how good governance and monitoring techniques can...
Five expert tips on how to build a distributed architecture
06 Feb 2013
Feature - Gathered from interviews with various industry experts, here we take a look at some tips on how to build distributed architecture, from using NoSQL and Hadoop, to grappling with RESTful web services and the CAP theorem.
How 'big data' solutions solve real-time content management problems
15 Jan 2013
Video - Aggregating and processing millions of records in a real-time content management system means putting big data and NoSQL solutions to the test.
Solve 'big data' problems with a MySQL cluster, NoSQL
11 Jan 2013
Video - Can relational and NoSQL databases work well together? Craigslist made it happen with a MySQL cluster and MongoDB.