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Oracle and the NoSQL Effect

By Robin Schumacher - June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Oracle’s recent fiscal Q4 miss, which boiled down to an eight percent license revenue shortfall was, “the largest we’ve seen in memory and is surprising,” said Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard.

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Scalable Inventory

By Matt Stump - June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

This example demonstrates best practices for the creation of a robust, linear scalable inventory management system built using distributed systems. Both robustness and scalability are achieved by avoiding shared mutable state.

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Who Knew? An Update on Titan and Aurelius

By Robin Schumacher - February 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

One of the great things about open source software is also one of its shortcomings. On the one hand, no development or distribution model ensures faster time to market and ‘reach’ for software than open source.

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Never Offline

By Robin Schumacher - September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

While the cover story of Time Magazine’s September 22nd edition, entitled “Never Offline”, focused on the announcement of Apple’s watch, it was hard to miss the underlying theme of how far wearables and other Internet-of-things (IOT) applications have taken us where constantly having access to the data that powers our lives is concerned.

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