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The NOSQL Landscape

There are a lot of products today marketing themselves as NOSQL. However the more one digs deeply into the supported features of each, the more startling are the differences. Unlike RDBMSs, the feature set of NOSQL databases is radically different from one to another: In areas such as transaction support and scope, programmatic interfaces and … Continue reading

SMB Direct: A Shake-Up for the Storage World

There’s a new technology on the block that’s going to shake-up the storage world in a big way: SMB Direct. SMB Direct is built upon¬†Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)¬† which enables very low-latency connections between the memory of two computers without using the operating system of either. When this technology is embedded within network interface … Continue reading