Voxxed chatted with Chris Richardson after his talk at Devoxx UK 2017. The microservice architecture structures an application as a set of loosely coupled, collaborating services. Maintaining data consistency is challenging since each service has its own database to ensure loose coupling. To make matters worse, for a variety of reasons distributed transactions using JTA […]

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We are all using databases and full-text search engines on a daily basis, but what is their difference from a technical point of view? For databases, everything is very black and white: you store data and query it. Exact matches are returned, while everything else is ignored. This applies both for relational databases like MySQL […]

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Voxxed caught up with Terracotta’s Louis Jacomet to chat about his session on data consistency delivered at Devoxx Poland 2016.  We discussed how developers’ requirements may differ from the consistency guarantees offered by providers. From an initial architecture and design outlook the most important rules should be determined by your business requirements, not the technical tools […]

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Andy Petrella (@noootsab) chats to Voxxed about the evolution of data science, the ‘death’ of Big Data, and why the JVM is a natural fit for capturing and analysing data. Filmed at Devoxx France 2016.

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London’s Silicon Roundabout is abuzz today with the announcement Microsoft is set to acquire smart keyboard startup SwiftKey for $250m.  The San Francisco OS convert has pledged that it will continue to develop SwiftKey’s iOS and Android apps and research avenues for integration with its core technology across its range of products and services. First […]

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By Greg Roberts I love Python, and to celebrate Packt’s Python Week, I’ve spent some time developing an app using some of my favourite tools. The app is a graph visualisation of Python and related topics, as well as showing where all our content fits in. The topics are all StackOverflow tags, related by their […]

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In Matt Asay’s original article on TechRepublic, Samsung displays its vision for SAMI, which aims to standardize the way we develop, launch and work in a future with billions of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices. This platform initiative is built with (deep breath): Java, Scala, Play, Akka, Kafka, Zookeeper, Cassandra, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, TitanDB, Redis, MySQL, Spark, […]

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With Amazon Web Service’s re:Invent 2015 conference taking place this week, there’s been a steady stream of cloudy news releases, with new additions from both Elastic (formerly ElasticSearch) and MariaDB cropping up in the feeds. The Elastic collaboration comes in the form of a new Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES for short). Developers can quickly […]

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Couchbase is an open source, document-oriented NoSQL database for modern web, mobile, and IoT applications. It is designed for ease of development and Internet-scale performance. Couchbase 4.0 is a major release of the NoSQL database server  that includes significant advances in both architecture and features. Download Couchbase Server 4.0 now! The key features introduced in this version are: […]

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Key-value NoSQL people Basho have been  steadfast in their quest to expand the database reach in the enterprise over the past 12 months. Having launched the Basho Data Platform earlier this year – an amalgamation of existing Riak technologies, including Riak KV (for key value), Riak CS cloud storage, Apache Spark cluster framework, Redis caching, […]

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