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Understanding Apache Cassandra

By Andrew Llavore - September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many IT pros have heard of Apache Cassandra, but don’t know much about the project and haven’t had time to really find out more.

Red Hat considering NoSQL/Hadoop acquisition

By Andrew Llavore - August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

InternetNews.com yesterday published an article based on an interview with Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst asking the question “Is Red Hat Interested in the Database Market?” In truth there was no real need to ask the question, as Whitehurst’s comments made it pretty clear that Red Hat is interested in the database market, and specifically the NoSQL database market.

How to Boost Your Hadoop Performance With Brisk

By Andrew Llavore - August 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The discussion of big data technology can often be split into one side or another: the realtime capabilities of databases that often have to organize records at sub-second speeds, or the analytical capabilities of databases that have to comprehensively search those same records at the same level of speed.