The Java ecosystem, long a bastion of stability in an otherwise volatile industry, is often overlooked of late, overshadowed by newer, more hyped alternatives. In many respects, the unrest couldn’t have come at a worse time, as developer attention and focus is fragmenting under a constant stream of platform, language and framework fragmentation. What does this mean for Java advocates? RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady explores and unpacks the recent events, and looks at likely scenarios moving forward with an eye towards the implications for Java, including the future of Java the language and Java the platform. Filming courtesy of Marakana – www.marakana.com
Already used by social networking giants Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, is Apache Giraph set to lead the charge for scalable social graphs?
Java-based graph database gets new grammar elements and zero-downtime updates in latest release.
Big Data is big business. We preview the upcoming Big Data Con London 2012 conference, where the hype will become something much more tangible
The rise of NoSQL is characterized with confusion and ambiguity; very much like any fast-emerging organic movement in the absence of well-defined standards and adequate software solutions. Whether you are a developer or an architect, many questions come to mind when faced with the decision of where your data should be stored and how it should be managed. What does the rise of all these NoSQL technologies mean to my enterprise? What is NoSQL to begin with? Does it mean “No SQL”? Could this be just another fad? Is it a good idea to bet the future of my enterprise on these new exotic technologies and simply abandon proven mature Relational DataBase Management Systems (RDBMS)? How scalable is scalable? Assuming that I am sold, how do I choose the one that fit my needs best?
Spring’s modern database plans are all coming together – we take an in-depth look into the project itself.
Jaspersoft’s second quarter metrics solidify Big Data’s ascension in the enterprise world
We always like to profile some exciting projects that come over the horizon making big noises – enter highly scalable graph database Titan
The ‘deeply scalable’ document-graph database has long been lurking around, but after length delays finally
Cassandra, Voldemort, Riak, MongoDB, Neo4j – today, there are a variety of different database systems which do not follow the object-relational model and are grouped together under the label “NoSQL”. IT generalist and principal software developer at the August Technology Group, Tim Berglund provides guidance of the NoSQL landscape, in conversation with JAX-editor Claudia Fröhling. Tim also gives fascinating insights into the complexity theory, a new discipline which relates phenomena of nature, sociology and mathematics to computer science.
The culmination of milestone releases, Neo4j 1.7 becomes available to the public with some big upgrades for those aware of its powers
The explosion of Big Data has caught many off-guard and some enterprises are unaware how to analyse the reams of data at their disposal. We talk to Jaspersoft for some handy tips and about the Big Data Index
Heated debate over Java evangelist Arun Gupta’s post ‘Why is Java EE 6 better than Spring’. Whose side do you sit on?
Yet another gift from the social networking behemoth – this one being a “big graph” processing library for the JVM.