December 2008

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Scalability Strategies Primer: Database Sharding

Scalability Strategies Primer: Database Sharding

Max Indelicato, Chief Software Architect at g8wave, has written a great blog called Scalability Strategies Primer: Database Sharding.


Gartner’s Top 10 Technologies for 2009

Gartner’s Top 10 Technologies for 2009

Gartner has nominated its top ten technologies for 2009:Virtualization

Business Intelligence

Cloud Computing

Green IT

Unified Communications

Social Software and Social Networking

Web Oriented Architecture

Enterprise Mashups


Specialized Systems

Servers – Beyond Blades

As usual, the list contains broad concepts that are no surprise like “Green IT”, some hot technologies like “Enterprise Mashups”, and some cryptic references that required further reading of Gartner’s material to understand. Sadly, no mention of Database Sharding, although the general area is covered well by Web Oriented Architecture – the driving force behind Database Sharding.


Fourth Part of Database Sharding Unraveled

Fourth Part of Database Sharding Unraveled

LifeScaler has published a fourth Database Sharding Unraveled article, this time with a strong emphasis on database sharding with MySQL.

Career Survival Tips

Career Survival Tips

It’s a sign of the time when Infoworld publishes an article called IT survivor: 7 tips for career growth in tight times. Like most articles of its kind, it’s interesting if a little obvious.