Author: jim

Governments should not subsidise business through the working poor

I don’t often blog about politics, but in the decline of the UK exchequer and the shift of blame from the corporate greedy to the working needy has seen some fundamentally unfair and downright nasty pieces of legislation being progressed

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Graph Processing versus Graph Databases

There’s recently been a great deal of discussion on the subject of graph processing. For those of us in the graph database space, this is an exciting development since it reinforces the utility of graphs as both a storage and

Posted in neo4j, NOSQL

Square Pegs and Round Holes in the NOSQL World

The graph database space is a peculiar corner of the NOSQL universe. In general, the NOSQL movement has pushed towards simpler data models with more sophisticated computation infrastructure compared to traditional RDBMS. In contrast graph databases like Neo4j actually provide

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Neo4j 1.3GA: Free as in Beer!

Over at Neo Tech HQ, we’ve been working away for the last 3 months, and today we’re finally releasing Neo4j 1.3 GA. That in itself is usually cause enough for a celebration and a bit of a hangover, but this

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Strategies for Scaling Neo4j

As I’ve discussed before, graph databases like Neo4j can be lack the same predictability in terms of scaling when compared to other kinds of NOSQL stores (that’s the cost of a rich data model). But with a little thought, we’ve

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Scaling Neo4j with Cache Sharding and Neo4j HA

In the Neo4j world, we consider large datasets to be those which are substantially larger than main memory. With such large datasets, it’s impossible for a Neo4j instance to cache the whole database in RAM and therefore provide extremely rapid

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CFP: ECOWS 2011 – The 9th IEEE European Conference on Web Services

14-16 September 2011, Lugano, Switzerland http://ecows2011.inf.usi.ch Call for Research, Industry, and PhD Symposium Papers Abstract submission: 11 April 2011 Paper submission: 15 April 2011 The IEEE European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) is the premier conference on the advances in

Posted in Call for Papers, REST, Web Services

On Sharding Graph Databases

One of the substantial benefits of the family of NOSQL (Not only SQL) databases is their tendency to be able to scale predictably. One of the key elements to being able to scale NOSQL databases is sharding, where a large

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Upcoming Talks

QCon London is almost upon us, where Ian Robinson and I will be giving our REST in Practice tutorial on the 7th March, where we’ll cover RESTful systems from the ground up. Previous response to the tutorial has been really

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WS-REST 2011 Call for Papers

March 28, 2011 – Hyderabad, India http://ws-rest.org/2011/ The Second International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2011) aims to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of research on the emerging resource-oriented style of Web service design. Background Over the past

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