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I came across an article discussing NoSQL and partition tolerance. The NoSQL Partition Tolerance Myth (link) I may not entirely agree with the author. But what most NoSQL systems offer is a peculiar behavior that is not partition tolerant, but partition oblivious instead.   No argument here. While NoSQL implementations are aware that nodes have left, they are not aware that said nodes have formed a separate partition. In this case, we would want failure detection and carry out those transfers where the accounts are both on the same side of the partition, while denying or deferring transfers that cross the chasm. The author is assuming that the account is only on one side of the partition. If that is that is case, is doesn’t matter whether the NoSQL implementation is eventually consistent or not. If the account is on both sides of the partition, the solution the author... (more)

Evolution and Innovation in Middleware

2013 middleware predictions by Red Hat's Craig Muzilla. This post originally appeared on Dec. 18, 2012. Last year, I offered my thoughts on trends and developments that the market would see in 2012. At that time, I felt that we were looking at a continued emphasis on cloud, while mobile and backend integration technologies would rise in prominence within enterprise IT. I think the industry made progress in all three areas: analysts indicate huge adoption of mobile technologies as a substitute for what would have typically been a laptop or desktop computer; at Red Hat we saw an u... (more)

EMEA JBoss Forum

In Madrid, Paris, Munich, Zurich and Geneva we are presenting at JBoss Forums, talking about the product portfolio and zooming in to the JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS). I took the time to demo several of our integration products, both BRMS and the SOA platform as they leverage rules, bpel, bpm and complex event processing. The demo projects are freely available online so that you too can rock your own JBoss sessions! ... (more)

Ready to Rumble with JBoss IIE Home Loan Demo?

The original Home Mortgage Demo project started out with Red Hat JBoss SOA Platform (SOA-P) and Red Hat JBoss Business Rules Management System (BRMS) to integrate rules, services, ESB, and BPEL orchestration to pre-qualify home loan requests. In later versions we took this demo project forward with the more recent versions of both JBoss SOA-P and JBoss BRMS, but the final step was to leverage the existing components, such as the decision services and the BPEL orchestration services. Part I – introduction and project setup We walk you through the setup and contents of the Red Hat... (more)

The Attack of Oracle Guest

Last October I published a post that identified the features that both JBoss Data Grid and Oracle Coherence provide (link). My goal was to establish a baseline for the features that a data grid should provide. It was not to state that one data grid was better than the other. Little did I know an Oracle employee would respond by attacking Red Hat, its engineers, and myself. It is fear? Is it hostility? I don’t know. I have engaged in discussions with competitors before. Roman and I engaged in a competitive discussion in response to one of my posts comparing IBM WebSphere and JBo... (more)