Redis 4.0 improves on limitations

Redis 4.0 is out, and while it may not be perfect, it overcomes some important limitations of Redis, according to the Redis team. Salvatore Sanfilippo, a programmer who is part of Redis Labs, writes that several features in Redis 4.0, which is now generally available, is a “measurable step” towards Redis 4.2. Some of these … continue reading

Redis adds Spark-based machine learning

Redis and Spark are coming a bit closer together. Redis Labs today announced a new project, Redis-ML, to bring Spark-based machine learning capabilities to the Redis database. The combination will provide a faster place to store a trained Spark machine learning model. Redis-ML is hosted on GitHub and will be demonstrated at the Big Data … continue reading

Google’s Bret Taylor gives a tour of Quip’s architecture

Bret Taylor cut his teeth in the workplace at Google. While completing his bachelors and masters degrees at Stanford, he got a job as an intern at the then-fledgling search company, back when the whole company fit into one Mountain View building. And it was there that he co-created Google Maps. As a follow-up, he … continue reading

What real-time data streaming means for the enterprise

Big Data has introduced some notable challenges to the enterprise world. At first, it was enough to wrangle the data (structured and not) and then to glean actionable information from it, but today, enterprises are shifting their priorities toward real-time analytics and data streams. Early tools couldn’t cope with the scale or speed involved in … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1. Corefx Corefx is a repository for the recently open-sourced .NET Core, featuring the foundational libraries that make it up. According to the project page, the repository doesn’t currently contain the entire set, but it does include immutable collections, an ECMA-335 metadata reader, SIMD-enabled vector types, and XML. More information about .NET Core is available … continue reading

Plugging in to Hadoop

Even if it’s not where they end up, Hadoop can be a great starting platform for a data-driven software company. That’s what San Francisco- and Taipei-based Fliptop found in 2009 when they launched a social media identity matching engine, ultimately employed by such companies as MailChimp, Dell, Toyota, Oracle and Nordstrom. Based on Amazon Web … continue reading

In-memory data grids see 2013 as a big year

Gartner predicts huge growth for in-memory data stores, driven primarily by the need for real-time analytics … continue reading

Updated Redis NoSQL can store hashes, save datasets

More than just a key-value store, version 2.0 of Redis pushes it as a jack-of-all-trades NoSQL … continue reading

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