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Job Opening: Middleware Data Specialist

September 25, 2013

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Red Hat is looking for a middleware specialist in distributed data and data virtualization / federation to join the sales team. To be more specific, Red Hat is looking for someone with hands-on experience with Infinispan (JBoss Data Grid) and / or Teiid (JBoss Data Services Platform). In addition, knowledge and hands-on experience with competitive and complimentary products (e.g. NoSQL / big data platforms) is welcome.

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Poll Results: Do you have a data grid?

September 10, 2013

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I created a poll last October: Do you have a data grid?

I removed it in July after creating two new polls, but here are the results.

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AMP’d for Hadoop Alternatives

September 4, 2013

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Apache Hadoop is not the only game in town.

I’ve been following AMPLab (UC Berkeley – link) for some time now. The goal of this collaboration is to tame big data by integrating algorithms, machines, and people (AMP).

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Topic of Interest – Distributed Stream Processing

August 29, 2013

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I’ve been interested in distributed stream processing since the Storm and S4 announcements. Storm was open sourced by Twitter and S4, now an Apache Incubator project, was open sourced by Yahoo! Now, LinkedIn has open sourced Samza.
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Faster Big Data

August 29, 2013

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Volume is one thing. Velocity is another.

Apache Hadoop
It is the big data platform for storing and processing lots of data, later.

What about storing and processing a subset of that data, now, by…
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform – First Look

August 20, 2013

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I haven’t published that many posts this month. So, I present Two for Tuesday.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform – First Look
  • The JBoss Cloud Project (link)

First things first, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or Red Hat OpenStack / RHOS. I’ll refer to it as simply OpenStack. As mentioned in my last post, I’m going to spend August and September highlighting Java EE and JBoss EAP in the cloud. In my last post, I described the internal architecture of OpenShift by Red Hat. In particular, multitenancy and networking. This post is simply my first look at OpenStack (Grizzly).

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The Convergence of Data Stores

July 24, 2013

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The line between data grids and NoSQL database is disappearing. The line between NoSQL databases and Big Data platforms is disappearing.

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GridLogZ – Build, Install, & Configure

June 21, 2013

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This screencast demonstrates how to build, install, and configure GridLogZ. It does not include an audio soundtrack.

Prior to the screencast, the following items were downloaded from the Red Hat Customer Portal (link):

  • JBoss EAP 6.0
  • JBoss EAP 6.1
  • JBoss EAP 6.1 Maven Repository
  • JBoss Data Grid 6.1 Maven Repository

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GridLogZ: In-Memory Log Analysis

June 20, 2013

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History

I wanted to create a proof of concept that demonstrated how to leverage JBoss Data Grid (JDG) with JBoss EAP. I wanted to leverage the map / reduce framework in JDG. However, I needed a data source: a big data source.

I decided to use log data because analyzing log files is an established use case for big data / analytics. For example, analyzing log files with Apache Hadoop.

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ACID v BASE

May 21, 2013

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It started with a post on High Scalability about ATMs, ACID transactions, and BASE (link). It continued on Hacker News (link).

It ended with this:

The system is BASE. The components are ACID.

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