space-based architecture

Using SSD As A Foundation For New Generations Of Flash Databases

By |2020-10-04T09:14:05+00:00July 30, 2014|

“You just can't have it all” is a phrase that most of us are accustomed to hearing and that many still believe to be true when discussing the speed, scale and cost of processing data. To reach high speed data...

Moving away from Mainframe to Commodity – How?

By |2020-10-06T07:17:13+00:00December 14, 2011|

Moving away from Mainframe to Commodity - How? Mainframe (Z/OS) based systems running COBOL programs are legacy systems in many organizations. These are planned to be replaced with low cost commodity servers running Java or .Net based systems, saving the cost of the expensive mainframe MIPS and COBOL-based development. Using [...]

Realistic Elastic

By |2020-10-06T09:46:20+00:00March 3, 2011|

When running system in production, the last thing you want to do is to shutdown the system. This could happen when: - You need to replace one of the machines running the system. - You need to upgrade one of the machines running the system. - You need to increase [...]

PaaS shouldnt be built in Silos

By |2020-10-06T10:27:24+00:00January 20, 2011|

Last year I wrote a post titled Platform as a Service: The Next Generation Application Server? where I was referring to the shift from application server into platforms. On my 2011 predictions I referred to a new emerging PaaS category...

Possible Impossibility – The Race to Zero Latency

By |2020-10-06T10:44:48+00:00December 6, 2010|

I recently read a book called: "Physics of the Impossible" by the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. Dr. Kaku lists "Possible Impossibilities" and classifies these into different categories where all these "impossibilities" may happen in the near/distant future. When talking about "zero latency", I consider this something we can achieve today. The [...]

new and modified best practices

By |2020-10-06T10:47:24+00:00November 21, 2010|

Our best practices wiki is growing rapidly and full with good and useful material. Here are few new best practices added lately: - Finding Partition Load – routing data based on partition load. - Even Data Distribution – simple example explains how to evenly partition application data. - WAN Replication Gateway – Simple blueprint for WAN replication scenario [...]

Scale-out vs Scale-up

By |2020-10-06T11:20:34+00:00September 1, 2010|

In my previous post Concurrency 101 I touched on some of the key terms that often comes up when dealing with multi-core concurrency. In this post I'll cover the difference between multi-core concurrency that is often referred to as Scale-Up...

7.0.1 – One giant step for XAP.NET

By |2020-10-06T12:13:11+00:00September 17, 2009|

Even though 7.0.1 is considered a minor version, when it comes to XAP.NET, it offers very powerful set of new features which improve the initial user experience, better monitoring capabilities and most importantly, exposing remote services over the grid. I feel very confident by saying that 7.0.1 XAP.NET offers a [...]