"LFY January 2012" tag
Cyber Attack

Cyber Attacks Explained: Network Sniffing

In earlier articles in this series, we have explored denial of service attacks and packet spoofing. This month, let us focus on a wider hacking approach called network sniffing, which is very commonly…


CodeSport (January 2012)

In this month’s column, we take a short break from our discussion of compiler optimisations and feature a set of questions for computer science interviews. We have been discussing compiler optimisation over the…


NewSQL — The New Way to Handle Big Data

Big data, big data, big data! This term has been dominating information management for a while, leading to enhancements in systems, primarily databases, to handle this revolution. Though there are many alternative information…

A rant on DBAs

FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right

A few thoughts about databases in general… and some rants about the good old ways. There are a plethora of free/open source databases around, from the good old Berkeley DB, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL,…


Joy of Programming: Understanding Bit-fields in C

One important feature that distinguishes C as a systems programming language is its support for bit-fields. Let us explore this feature in this column. In C, structure members can be specified with size…

In-memory database

The Importance of In-memory Databases

It has been predicted that in-memory computing will be one of the Top 10 technologies of 2012. In-memory databases (IMDBs) are a critical part of this paradigm. Through this introductory article, let’s get…

Choose installation source

Linux on POWER

Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few people are aware that mere support just might not…

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…

Partitioning in PostgreSQL

Partitioning in PostgreSQL

Partitioning refers to splitting a large table into smaller pieces. This article covers the basics of partitioning in PostgreSQL. Currently, PostgreSQL supports range and list partitioning via table inheritance. Basically, you have to…

Orisys team

FOSS Solutions for Call Centres that’s 10 Times Cheaper

OrisysIndia, a Kerala-based IT solutions provider, is using open source to deliver advanced communication solutions to call centres in Kerala at a mere 10 per cent of the cost of similar proprietary solutions….

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