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Jun
17
2016
Posted by Oracle Coherence on Friday 17 June 2016, 11:56

An updated Best Practices Whitepaper has been posted to the "Lean More" tab of the Oracle Technology Network Coherence page.  This white paper is a major revision of an older whitepaper developed for earlier versions of Coherence.   The paper includes sections on

  • Design and Development
  • All Aspects of Testing (production, soak, load/stress, software and hardware failure, recovery...)
  • Capacity Planning
  • Setting up a Production Environment 

All new features of Coherence 12.2.1 are discussed, including

  • Persistence
  • Federated Caching
  • Distributed Java 8 Lambdas and Streams  

Happy reading!  Please…

Jun
14
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 14 June 2016, 12:17

GridGain recently won two more awards to add to it’s growing list of accolades. 

Jun
10
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Friday 10 June 2016, 08:06

There is no doubt that Spark is one of the hottest (pun intended) technologies available to data engineers today.  And the buzz on the exhibitor floor at the Hilton San Francisco for this year's Spark Summit did not disappoint.  All the major players who supply software and hardware tools for next generation app development were present and accounted for, including some intriguing new players to the market.

Jun
08
2016
Posted by Oracle Coherence on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 09:25

I’m very glad to announce the availability of Coherence on Docker.  While it has been possible to run Coherence within Docker for some time, those deployments were limited by lack of multihost networking in Docker. Since Coherence is multihost in almost all real deployments, this was quite limiting.   Docker support is provided as a Coherence Community Project at https://coherence.java.net/.  This will take you to a github repository where all Oracle Docker projects live.  There you will find instructions on building Docker images, documentation for setting up a Coherence cluster with Docker, and special topics around enabling Coherence Extend, Federated Caching, Persistence, Elastic Data, and JMX.   Docker is supported with Coherence 12.2.1+ and Docker 1.9+, and is, of course, limited to platforms supported by those technologies.   A list of issues is also provided.   We welcome all…

Jun
08
2016
Posted by Nati Shalom's Blog on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 03:44

Over the past few months I’ve been involved in various forums and discussion on what the right approach should be for achieving a common orchestration modeling language.I felt that while there’s a growing consensus that TOSCA is currently best positioned to fit the bill, most notably in theNFV space, there are still different views on what should be the right approach to implement the standard. Some view TOSCA simply as an abstraction layer able to wrap any orchestration framework and by that provide a standard modeling on top of proprietary modeling…

Jun
08
2016
Posted by Nati Shalom's Blog on Wednesday 8 June 2016, 03:41

The latest OpenStack user survey on application platforms reveals an interesting trend when comparing this year’s survey with last year’s. See below.

2015

2016

https://www.openstack.org/assets/survey/Public-User-Survey-Report.pdf

http://www.openstack.org/assets/survey/April-2016-User-Survey-Report.pdf

 
Here are some things you might have noticed:

  1. Kubernetes gained…
Jun
03
2016
Posted by The In-Memory Revolution on Friday 3 June 2016, 10:08

Data can be loaded directly from any persistent store into Ignite caches. This example shows you how to load data from a MySQL database into an Ignite distributed cache. Here, I am assuming that you already have Apache Ignite installed on your system. If not, you can go through this tutorial first.

1.  Sample PERSON table

To start with, here is what the PERSON data in my database looks like-

2.  Model 

Here is a sample Person.java class corresponding to the PERSON table in the database.public class Person { private long id; private long orgId; private String name; private int…

Jun
02
2016
Posted by KurzweilAI » Blog on Thursday 2 June 2016, 21:39

(credit: Matrix Revolutions/Warner Bros.)
By John Rousseau
The future of human consciousness will be a hybrid affair. We will live and work in a ubiquitous computing environment, where physical reality and a pervasive digital layer mix seamlessly according to the logic of software and the richness of highly contextual data. This is mixed reality (MR) — and it will soon simply be reality: projected onto our mind’s eye, always on, always connected, and deeply personalized.
It will be delivered first through a head-mounted display, and ultimately embedded in our perception via subtler inputs. The resulting human network will be a massive, dynamic system capable of generating enormous value for humankind, as we embrace our cyborg future and the superpowers it enables.
We’re not there yet, though this vision is far from science fiction. Today’s MR/VR products are somewhat clunky…

May
31
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 31 May 2016, 11:53

The  Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most exciting and significant technology revolutions in the world today. Though there are countless IoT systems in operation at fledgling start ups and established corporations alike, most experts agree the industry is still in its infancy.  It is estimated that by 2020 there will be over 30 billion devices wirelessly connected to the Internet.

May
24
2016
Posted by KurzweilAI » Blog on Tuesday 24 May 2016, 16:21

By Frank Wilczek, Max Tegmark/The Conversation
As it seeks to modernize its nuclear arsenal, the United States faces a big choice, one which Barack Obama should ponder before his upcoming Hiroshima speech.
Should we spend a trillion dollars to replace each of our thousands of nuclear warheads with a more sophisticated substitute attached to a more lethal delivery system? Or should we keep only enough nuclear weapons needed for a devastatingly effective deterrence against any nuclear aggressor, investing the money saved into other means of making our nation more secure? The first option would allow us to initiate and wage nuclear war. The second would allow us to deter it. These are very different tasks…

May
17
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 17 May 2016, 15:51

Roman Shtykh, R&D Engineer at CyberAgent, Inc., will present one of over 30 deep-dive presentations at the In-Memory Computing Summit on May 23-24 in San Francisco. (A limited number of seats are still available to the event. Register today to attend at http://imcsummit.org).

May
13
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Friday 13 May 2016, 12:56

When I arrived at IoT World on Wednesday morning, I got my badge, went onto the expo floor and got a cup of coffee to pierce the morning fog. It was still early, the only people milling around were expo vendors putting the final touches on booths. I started a slow stroll looking for our booth. I kept finding new areas: Startup land with chain link fences (I kid you not), futuristic cars sitting smack in the middle of the floor, and so, so many vendors pitching everything under the sun in wearables.

May
12
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Thursday 12 May 2016, 13:35

Robert Barr, VP Data Grid Engineering Lead at Barclays, will present a keynote presentation titled “In Memory Computing for Financial Services: Past, Present and Future” at the In-Memory Computing Summit on May 23-24 in San Francisco. (A limited number of seats are still available to the event. Register today to attend at http://imcsummit.org).

May
11
2016
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Wednesday 11 May 2016, 08:06

Transaction deadlocks are a serious impediment to the performance of big data/fast data systems. Such problems are very difficult to spot and are even harder to debug. In production, they require a full cluster restart, leading to costly system down times.

May
10
2016
Posted by Oracle Coherence on Tuesday 10 May 2016, 08:54

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Oracle Coherence Community open source project.  The CoherenceRx project provides a reactive API for the Oracle Coherence in-memory data grid, based on the popular RxJava library. It is implemented as a thin wrapper around the Oracle Coherence Asynchronous API, which…