We recently joined in an interesting two-hour long conversation about
questions on Bustle, the Shep framework, the mindset behind the AWS
Lambda infrastructure, and related topics.
The discussion took place on the Sideway conversation-sharing
platform on January 6th. Here we present the best takeaways from the
session which really should be taken notice of by anyone working on AWS.
we serve over 50 million unique readers per month through a
"serverless" architecture based on AWS Lambda and Node.js. Of course
there are still servers but we don't manage them. This shift has allowed
us to develop products faster and decreased the cost of our
infrastructure. I'll answer any questions about how we made this
transition and how it has worked out. I'll also discuss some of the
tools and best practises including our open source framework shep
Splice Machine is a novel attempt to merge the best parts of the
traditional relational database management systems and their NoSQL
counterparts with distributed and in-memory computing based on Hadoop
Traditional RDBMS find it tough when faced with massive amounts of
data, which they typically handle by scaling up, albeit expensively.
Another side effect of the sheer volume of data accumulating from the
likes of social media and mobile devices, is that OLTP and OLAP queries
carry high performance hits that subsequently have detrimental effects
on real time analysis and instant decision making.
Cloud Spanner is a new proposition for database as a service that
emphatically offers "Relational with NoSQL scaling". Will Google come to
dominate yet another market?
Once upon a time there was only one kind of database management
system, the RDBMS, "R" for relational. Despite its resilience and
trustworthiness, it had its shortcomings; it did not scale well, and the
relational model it served proved inadequate in the dawn of the Big
Data era for handling massive amounts of schema-less, unstructured
For this and a few other reasons, a new breed of DBMS's emerged,
one that could handle the avalanche of big data, based on the notion of
the key-value pair, and doing so by scaling horizontally. But, in order
to become versatile, this new breed of management systems had to forgo
the safety of the ACID and the cosiness of SQL, both long term partners
of the relational model. full article on i-programmer