Everyone worries about performance but few of us have the time to truly understand it. Fortunately, our modern JVMs and CPUs are capable of some amazing performance tricks, but those same tricks only make reasoning about performance that much harder. In this talk, we’ll take a look at some surprising and often unintuitive performance problems […]

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Start your year off right by staying up to date with your security. The first quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU)  patch from Oracle is now available for download, and constitutes nearly 250 updates spread across its range of over 50 offerings. Whilst this number might seem a little higher than usual, it’s thought it could be […]

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Enormous-giant-humongous fund-raising database provider MongoDB has consistently outperformed all contenders when it comes to NoSQL evangelism. And with today’s official GA green light for major releases MongoDB 3.0 and MongoDB Ops Manager, the company formerly known as 10gen is hoping to cut and even wider swath through the market. In this interview, Kelly Stirman walks […]

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