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March, 2014

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March 30, 2014  11:06 AM

MarkLogic champions ‘semantic context’ for NoSQL data insight

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
NoSQL

NoSQL database platform company MarkLogic is having a successful period of growth and says that MarkLogic release 7 is marked out for its elasticity, tiered storage and semantics capabilities. Semantic schemantic -- what could that mean?

March 28, 2014  10:22 AM

Don’t say big data, say big data in motion

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Zettaset

What is real time data anyway? As you will know, in computing terms we talk about real time processing (or perhaps "computer responsiveness") as being that level of compute power and speed such that users PERCIEVE that the systems they use are operating at the same speed as human (or indeed...


March 27, 2014  11:41 AM

The Java parallelism paradox

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Java 8 has been reengineered with the strength of Project Lambda Expressions. Lambda, is a Java function that adds 'closures and related features' dedicated to supporting multicore programming. a ScienceDuke150.jpeg


March 27, 2014  10:36 AM

Java 8 grasps parallelism (more tightly) with Lambda Expressions

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Java, Open source, Oracle, Sun

Oracle's Java coding cognoscenti gathered in the Czech capital of Prague this week to analyse, present and postulate over the arrival of the Java 8 language. Now some 20-years after Sun Microsystems first envisioned and built the Java language and platform under the eye of James "father of Java"...


March 27, 2014  9:32 AM

DevOps is a real job, it’s official

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
DevOps

The 'developer' and 'operations' DevOps role is now an official part of the tech industry nomenclature. The number of permanent and officially recognised DevOps Engineer posts in the UK has jumped 347% in the past two years. This news comes alongside the discovery that 'DevOps Engineer' has...


March 21, 2014  7:09 PM

NoSQL or RDBMs: who will win the database war?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
EDS, NoSQL, PostgreSQL

This is a guest post for Computer Weekly Open Source Insider written by


March 21, 2014  11:00 AM

Microsoft: open source developers not yet fully recognised by Microsoft MVP Programme

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Microsoft continues to claw its talons into the open source space this week by announcing that developers who run, manage, or commit to large and highly influential open source projects will now be "formally recognised" by the company's MVP Award Program.


March 19, 2014  10:04 AM

Sony open sources games tools framework: woos developers to Playstation land

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Games, Sony

Sony is making it Authoring Tools Framework product available to programmers for free under the Apache 2.0 open source license. The Authoring Tools Framework (ATF) will be free to download and use. Industry commentators have suggested that this may now create an incentive for independent...


March 18, 2014  10:00 AM

Mozilla VP: Firefox for Microsoft Metro would be a mistake

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Firefox, Metro, Microsoft

Mozilla has canned plans to build a Firefox browser that aligns specifically to Microsoft's so-called 'Modern Design' approach, the design approach artist formerly known as Metro. Microsoft Metro (sorry, Modern Design) remains a key component of the Windows 8 optimised-for-touch experience and...


March 14, 2014  8:13 PM

March of the penguins: how we migrate from UNIX to Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux, Open source

This is a guest post for Computer Weekly Open Source Insider by Adam Leventhal, CTO at Delphix, a company that helps virtualise database infrastructures to accelerate application rollouts and development. The IT industry is in the midst of a mass platform migration.


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