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How Sony changed the world of gaming with PlayStation 4 on Cassandra

By Shiyi Gu - February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The huge success of Sony’s PlayStation 4 (PS4) helped Sony top global console sales. PS4 introduced several new features that excited the community of gamers, including PlayStation Now, a cloud-based gaming service that offers streaming video game content, LiveArea, where gamers can get more information about the game, their friends’ recent activities and profiles, the share button on the new controller which enables a view of in-game play streamed live from friends, and a new PS Plus that is the requirement of multi-player gaming on PS4, and gamers can interact with others for insights on new games.

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Shiyi Gu

Transactional Analytics with Apache Spark™

By Shiyi Gu - February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many of today’s online applications have outgrown the traditional and basic ACID (atomic, consistent, isolated, durable) transaction of the relational era and have broadened it so that it can (1) be used across a widely distributed system and; (2) be more of an ‘interaction’ where the transaction may include analysis that is real/near time and possibly even historical.

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Shiyi Gu

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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Robin Schumacher