We recently had a conversation with DataStax regarding their DataStax Enterprise product, which got us to thinking a little about the nature of Big Data and Cloud. DataStax is the company behind the Open Source Cassandra NoSQL database. It provides technical direction and the majority of committers to the Apache Cassandra project. Cassandra in turn is a Column Family-based database along the lines of Google’s BigTable. If you are a SQL programmer it’s determining feature is… it doesn’t do joins. Continue reading DataStax – Three Ways to access the same Big Data
If you are thinking of your future data center what design point or goal is top of mind? Are you thinking about “virtualizing everything” around current and future versions of VMware vSphere? Or, are you instead thinking about what it would be like to have your own instance of Amazon EC2 or Google AppEngine? Continue reading Will Scale Out Architectures Revolutionize Virtualization and the Cloud?