Last week we announced the preview availability of Rackspace Service Registry. We want to give our customers some more insight into the Service Registry. This is the first article in a “Behind the Scenes” series where I will talk in depth about different aspects of this product such as:
High availability and agility are two of the main draws of cloud applications. With the new Rackspace Service Registry – available in preview today – we’re helping developers make their applications highly available through exposing the building blocks for automation and centralized configuration storage.
One of the great technology enablers of the last decade has been open-source software. It encourages commercial software developers to create better products by fostering processes that cut across companies, utilizing the best talent from each. Additionally, competition from open-source projects creates an ecosystem that gives consumers more choice in the software they use to power their enterprises.
Cassandra has received a lot of attention of late, and more people are now evaluating it for their organization. As these folks work to get up to speed, the shortcomings in our documentation become all the more apparent. Easily, the worst of these is explaining the data model to those with an existing background in relational databases.
Calling all “Geeks”… Next week our own database “geek” Stu Hood will be giving a presentation on Cassandra to a Java user group in Austin, TX. Cassandra is a non-relational database system that excels at storing large amounts of data. It’s a structured key-value store, where keys can map to multiple, complex values. It offers linear scalability and eventual consistency. Stu will describe what Cassandra is good at, what it’s not good at, and the differences between it and a traditional relational database management system.