For a number of decades, I've been saying "Computing Is Like Hubble's Universe, Everything Is Getting Farther Away from Everything Else". It used to be that everything you cared…+ More details
Conventional distributed systems wisdom dictates that perfect consistency is too expensive to guarantee in general, and consistency mechanisms—if you use them at all—should be reserved…+ More details
The NoSQL movement is essentially about giving developers more control at the expense of less pre-packaged functionality. Over time the missing functionality of full relational databases will partially…+ More details
Innovation, innovation, innovation! We all hear the innovation term thrown around daily when talking about various ideas, projects, companies, etc. But innovation is a studied science, it has been…+ More details
Since the beginning, Riak has supported high write-availability using Dynamo-style multi-valued keys – also known as conflicts or siblings. The tradeoff for this type of availability is that…+ More details
Each of us operates distributed systems. Some of us operate traditional infrastructure with database, web, and load-balancing tiers. Others require infrastructure that is more bespoke and may incorporate…+ More details
With regard to the CAP Theorem, Riak is an eventually-consistent database with AP semantics. But, this may soon change. This talk will present on-going research and development to add true strongly-consistent/CP…+ More details
Riak is a solid, highly-available, distributed data store, but its querying support leaves more to be desired. Solr is the exemplar in search with a highly-efficient index and myriad useful features.…+ More details
Bump just released Flock, a new, stand-alone app desigined to help people share photos with their friends. In an effort to build on what we've learned over the past three years with Bump, we…+ More details
It's common knowledge that Twitter has been migrating from Ruby to JVM-based languages, but did you know we're also re-architecting the entire service? As Twitter has grown, we've found…+ More details
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