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PostgreSQL Clustering

Postgres-XC — A PostgreSQL Clustering Solution

What started with a simple relational database system, is expanding its horizons by developing new technology that satiates the ever-increasing need for more data storage, greater transaction throughput and higher availability. Using a…

Research time!

A Low-cost Platform for PC-interfaced Science Experiments called expEYES

There is nothing new about computer-interfaced science experiments, but how often do you come across an experiment platform that costs as little as Rs 3,000? Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC) has developed one…

Demands of Peta-scale Computing

The Database Demands of Peta-scale Computing

Let’s take a brief look at the challenges for next-generation databases. In the previous article we discussed that as data volumes grow towards the peta-scale and beyond, most traditional databases find it difficult…

PCI/USB

Shared Computing — Where PCI Performs and USB Lags

This article explores the evolution of shared computing, and evaluates the value proposition that a shared computing environment can offer to organisations. Also included are the test results conducted to gauge the efficacy…

Big data

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the “Cloud” and “Big Data”. Let’s start with a quick look at cloud computing, and…

Load balancing?

Layer 7 Load Balancers

Linux has proven itself as a rock-solid operating system platform for industry-leading software appliances and applications, one of which is for load-balancing. As global Internet traffic increases, it demands an increased throughput from…

SQL or No?

Up Close and Personal with NoSQL

Aimed at Web developers, DBAs, programmers, et al., this article covers the basic concepts about NoSQL databases, the different types and their features. When you think of choosing a database for your application…

Arpit using Skid software on his wheel

Technology To Aid the Disabled

Using free software, an easy-to-program framework and inexpensive computer tools, Arun Mehta from Delhi has designed a communication system for a child suffering from cerebral palsy. The best part is, the technology can…

Virtualisation and Open Source: What Makes It the Right Match?

Virtualisation continues to be a buzzword. The idea isn’t new in itself; IBM mainframes have always had to have a hypervisor. It’s in the news now because even simple desktops can now act as virtual machine hosts. A lot of possibilities have opened up as a result. Let’s take a brief tour of what virtualisation means, in its classic sense, and look at why open source virtualisation is going to win.

Score a Goal With Postgres!

Shrinking budgets and performance-hungry business applications are making organisations sway the open source way when choosing database management systems. EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, is scoring consecutive goals on reliability, performance, scalability and cost comparisons against both its open source and proprietary opponents.

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