The Apache Cassandra project released version 0.7 of their distributed database server earlier today. Cassandra aims to provide a fully distributed, high-available, scalable database that can store huge amounts of data and process them fast. The project was open sourced by Facebook in 2008, and Cassandra is currently used by some of the largest sites on the internet such as Facebook and Twitter, with at least one installation storing over 100TB of data. Continue reading Big data storage: Apache Cassandra 0.7 released
Intel has been talking to several news outlets about their Light Peak technology at CES. While we all knew Intel was going to push this standard in favor of USB 3.0, this is the first time they have mentioned actual finished implementations. Previous estimates said the technology was likely to be ready sometime during 2012; but there is a bit of fine print in this announcement.
Intel Light Peak
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Seagate has started talking up their next generation of perpendicular magnetic recording technology. In a recent analyst briefing they announced their sixth generation of this technology, which promises the next round of storage density increases. The Register has done the math, and reckons we should be seeing 4TB drives this year.
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