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Acunu Data Platform v1.2 released!

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Acunu Data Platform v1.2 released!

From the announcement:

We’re excited to announce the release of version 1.2 of the Acunu Data Platform, incorporating Apache Cassandra — the fastest and lowest-risk route to building a production-grade Cassandra cluster.

The Acunu Data Platform (ADP) is an all-in-one distributed database solution, delivered as a software appliance for your own data center or an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for cloud deployments. It includes:

  • A hardened version of Apache Cassandra that is 100% compatible with existing Cassandra applications
  • The Acunu Core, a file system and embedded database designed from the ground-up for Big Data workloads
  • A web-based management console that simplifies deployment, monitoring and scaling of your cluster.
  • Your standard Linux Centos

NoSQL Exchange – 2 November 2011

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

NoSQL Exchange – 2 November 2011

It doesn’t get much better or fresher (for non-attendees) than this!

  • Dr Jim Webber of Neo Technology starts the day by welcoming everyone to the first of many annual NOSQL eXchanges. View the podcast here…
  • Emil Eifrém gives a Keynote talk to the NOSQL eXchange on the past, present and future of NOSQL, and the state of NOSQL today. View the podcast here…
  • HANDLING CONFLICTS IN EVENTUALLY CONSISTENT SYSTEMS In this talk, Russell Brown examines how conflicting values are kept to a minimum in Riak and illustrates some techniques for automating semantic reconciliation. There will be practical examples from the Riak Java Client and other places.
  • MONGODB + SCALA: CASE CLASSES, DOCUMENTS AND SHARDS FOR A NEW DATA MODEL Brendan McAdams — creator of Casbah, a Scala toolkit for MongoDB — will give a talk on “MongoDB + Scala: Case Classes, Documents and Shards for a New Data Model”
  • REAL LIFE CASSANDRA Dave Gardner: In this talk for the NOSQL eXchange, Dave Gardner introduces why you would want to use Cassandra, and focuses on a real-life use case, explaining each Cassandra feature within this context.
  • DOCTOR WHO AND NEO4J Ian Robinson: Armed only with a data store packed full of geeky Doctor Who facts, by the end of this session we’ll have you tracking down pieces of memorabilia from a show that, like the graph theory behind Neo4j, is older than Codd’s relational model.
  • BUILDING REAL WORLD SOLUTION WITH DOCUMENT STORAGE, SCALA AND LIFT Aleksa Vukotic will look at how his company assessed and adopted CouchDB in order to rapidly and successfully deliver a next generation insurance platform using Scala and Lift.
  • ROBERT REES ON POLYGLOT PERSISTENCE Robert Rees: Based on his experiences of mixing CouchDB and Neo4J at Wazoku, an idea management startup, Robert talks about the theory of mixing your stores and the practical experience.
  • PARKBENCH DISCUSSION This Park Bench discussion will be chaired by Jim Webber.
  • THE FUTURE OF NOSQL AND BIG DATA STORAGE Tom Wilkie: Tom Wilkie takes a whistle-stop tour of developments in NOSQL and Big Data storage, comparing and contrasting new storage engines from Google (LevelDB), RethinkDB, Tokutek and Acunu (Castle).

And yes, I made a separate blog post on Neo4j and Dr. Who. 😉 What can I say? I am a fan of both.

Near Bare Metal – Acunu

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Acunu Storage Platform

From the webpage:

The Acunu Storage Platform is a powerful storage solution that brings simpler, faster and more predictable performance to NOSQL stores like Apache Cassandra.

Our view is that the new data intensive workloads that are increasingly common are a poor match for the legacy storage systems they tend to run on. These systems are built on a set of assumptions about the capacity and performance of hardware that are simply no longer true. The Acunu Storage Platform is the result of a radical re-think of those assumptions; the result is high performance from low cost commodity hardware.

It includes the Acunu Storage Core which runs in the Linux kernel. On top of this core, we provide a modified version of Apache Cassandra. This is essentially the same as “vanilla” Cassandra but uses the Acunu Storage Core to store data instead of the Linux file system and is therefore able to take advantage of the performance benefits of our platform. In addition to Cassandra, there is also an object store similar to Amazon’s S3; we have a number of other more experimental projects in the pipeline which we’ll talk about in future posts.

Perhaps the start of something very interesting.

It took NoSQL a couple of years to flower into the range of current offerings.

I wonder if working in the kernel will have a similar path?

Will we see a graph engine as part of the kernel?