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I came across an article discussing NoSQL and partition tolerance - The NoSQL Partition Tolerance Myth. 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...
This introduction has been setup to get you started as quickly as possible with the newest member of the JBoss Integration portfolio, JBoss A-MQ which will be available very soon. We have put together a three part video tour of the product, an example quick setup of the product and the...
This afternoon Tony Hamilton, Enterprise Marketing Manager for Big Data & Analytics, and I will be giving a webinar on Big Data and data grids. Please join us as we cover everything from recent Red Hat / Intel announcements to the components of Big Data solutions to hybrid Big Data...
RTI (RootCause Transaction Instrumentation) is an APM (Application Performance Management) solution for Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware stack. RTI handles profiling, alerting & deep dive diagnostics and can be used across the software lifecycle. RTI is a fully integrated plug in t...
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 think Apache Hadoop is more or less synonymous with Big Data, but in what context? Is it Apache Hadoop as in the framework? Is it Apache Hadoop as in the platform? I think it is Apache Hadoop as in the ecosystem. However, the ecosystem is built on the platform and the platform is ...
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...
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...
A few weeks ago, on January 16, Divya Mehra and I have delivered a webinar on using the JBoss Data Grid for improving the scalability and performance of web applications. As expected, the webinar has elicited a lot of questions, not all of which could be answered in the allotted time. ...
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 P...
First things first, all data is more or less structured. That being said, there is… Structured Data Semi-Structured Data Unstructured Data I tend to think of it as: data, composite or simple, with or without content. In that context, email is structured composite data (from, to, ...
Big Data in Theory What is it? It’s big data. Right? I’m not sure if I like the term Big Data. I think it’s right up there with the term Cloud. I do, however, like the framework created by Doug Laney: Volume, Velocity, and Variety. It’s the de facto description ...
One of the nicest features of the newer JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 (EAP6) is that is supplies your organization with the Maven artifacts in a separate download so that you can populate your internal maven repository. This is what I wanted to achieve with JBoss Business Rul...
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 le...
As of 12 Jan 2013, the Eclipse native BPMN2 Modeler project has released v0.2.1. I think it is now time to us this thing instead of the dying RulesFlow editor supplied out of the box. The project site states that it will be included in the jBPM 5.3 release. You can see in figure 1 that...
Rewards Demo With the latest release of JBoss Enterprise BRMS 5.3.1 we have been given the chance to deploy it on JBoss EAP 6, the lightning fast product that will change our development lives forever. I could not pass up a chance to update my existing demo projects and here you will f...
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 indust...