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Alec Noller12/15/13
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The Best of the Week (Dec. 6): Big Data Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Big Data Zone. This week's best include the top libraries used in Java's 10,000 most popular projects, an introduction to machine learning, part 3 of a series on Elasticsearch, and more.

Ayende Rahien12/14/13
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More Thoughts About Compression and Storage

One of the things that the author liked in LevelDB is that it pretty much had compression built in from day one. The entire format is built to save space just about wherever it can. LMDB, in contrast, went quite the opposite way.

Jesse Warden12/13/13
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6 Notes To Consider on the Technical Difficulties with Healthcare.gov

Things will slowly improve. There will continue to be glitches, some of which the press may even talk about a year from now. But a Jan 1st deadline is unrealistic.

Doug Turnbull12/13/13
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Codd’s Relational Vision: Has NoSQL Come Full Circle?

Much of the NoSQL movement feels like a rebellion against the “old timey” feeling relational databases. The author thought it would be fascinating to dig into the value of relational databases. In short, relational databases were the noSomething, and he aimed to find out what that something was.

Seth Proctor12/13/13
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Configuring a NuoDB Database for Geo-Distributed Deployment

In NuoDB 2.0.1, a region is a property that represents a geographic location for the database. Such locations might include a data center in a major city, country, or building location. This article describes how to configure a NuoDB database to include geographical regions and region-level commits.

Scott Leberknight12/13/13
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Handling Big Data with HBase Part 1: Introduction

HBase is a database that provides real-time, random read and write access to tables meant to store billions of rows and millions of columns. It is designed to run on a cluster of commodity servers and to automatically scale as more servers are added, while retaining the same performance.

Barton George12/13/13
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Project Sputnik Profile Tool: Docker Joins the Cause

Rather than re-inventing the wheel, and to help provide perspective, we are now working with the folks from Docker. They will be giving us their feedback, helping with integration and creating a Go profile.

Paul Reed12/13/13
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A Cornucopia of DevOps Tools

As the holiday season approaches, we take a moment to sit down with Sarah Goff-Dupont and James Dumay from Atlassian’s Bamboo team to discuss the full stack of tools used by companies of all sizes, from startups to massive enterprises

Jim Bird12/13/13
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Stop Telling Stories

There are beautiful, simple ideas in today’s Agile development methods that work really well. And some that don’t. Like defining all of your requirements as User Stories. I don’t like the format that most teams use to write stories. And I don’t like how they use them.

Johanna Rothman12/13/13
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How Many People Can You Manage as a Manager?

In my first management role, I “managed” one person. My managee didn’t need much management. He guided me into how to manage him more than I managed him. Later in my management career, I managed a “team” of 15 testers.

Mitch Pronschinske12/13/13
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DigitalOcean Growth Rate is Higher than AWS

Take a look at DigitalOcean's growth numbers this month. They've outpaced all of Amazon Web Services, which is impressive given the number of services that AWS entails, and the straightforward single service that DigitalOcean provides.

Ayende Rahien12/13/13
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SafeList, SafeDictionary–fast immutable structures

After the issues we run into with immutable structures, I decided that I still wanted to maintain the same guarantees that immutable data structures gave us, but that still maintain the speed of mutable structures.

Troy Hunt12/12/13
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Have I been Pwned? Ask the API!

Troy Hunt, the world's security guru, reveals his new API for the awesome site he made, haveibeenpwned.com, which tells you if your email address has been part of a major security breach.

Alec Noller12/12/13
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D4: Automated Distributed Document DB Designs for MongoDB

ongoDB users may be interested in D4, an automated tool used to create distributed document database designs for applications running on MongoDB. D4 is the product of a collaboration between Brown University students and employees of 10Gen, and the result looks interesting.

Mikio Braun12/12/13
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Mark Zuckerberg at NIPS: My Brain Melts.

So this actually happened: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has attended the annual NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation) conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. This is pretty remarkable, given the way the hype around deep learning has increased this year.