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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)

NoSQL and Partition Tolerance

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... (more)

Modularized JavaScript with JBoss Portal Platform 6 – Avoid Conflicts, Promote Re-usability

JBoss Portal Platform 6 JBoss Portal Platform 6 Beta is now available. http://www.redhat.com/promo/jpp6/ Many new features are documented there: Built on blazingly fast, lightweight JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 technology Develop with JSF2 and Rich Faces 4 in portlets, via Portlet Bridge Implement single sign-on (SSO) using SAML 2.0 Launch fast with Maven quick starts Portlet and JavaScript However, to developers and architects, one of the first issues and most difficult issue we face in any portal implementation is – what are the best practices to use JavaScripts in a p... (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)

Big Data – Storage Mediums and Data Structures

My working title was Big Data, Storage Dilemma. They say dilemma. I say dilemna. I'm serious. I spell it dilemna. Big Data presents something of a storage dilemma. There is no one data store to rule them all. Should different data structures be persisted to different storage mediums? Storage Medium Identifying the appropriate medium is a function of performance, cost, and capacity. Random Access Memory It's fast. Very. It's expense. Very. If we are configuring an HP DL980 G7 server, it will cost $3,672 for 128GB of memory with 8x 16GB modules or $9,996 for 128GB of memory with 4x 3... (more)