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GlusterFS 3.5 Released

Version 3.5 of the GlusterFS cluster filesystem has been released. New features include better logging, the ability to take snapshots of individual files (full volumes cannot yet be snapshotted), on-the-wire compression, on-disk encryption, and improved geo-replication support.

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Software-Defined Storage, DataCore Style

DataCore has released SANsymphony 10 to further expand what its virtual SAN software can do. Call it what you want: storage virtualization, software-defined storage -- or simply fast, reliable and easy.

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Why The Clock is Ticking for MongoDB

Last month, ZDNet published an interview with MongoDB CEO Max Schireson which took the position that the document databases, such as MongoDB, are better-suited to today's applications than traditional relational databases; the title of the article implies that the days of relational databases are numbered. But it is not, as Schireson would have us believe, that the relational database community is ignorant of or has not tried the design paradigms which he advocates, but that they have been tried and found, in many cases, to be anti-patterns. 

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MongoDB 2.6 Released

Version 2.6 of the MongoDB document database system is available. "We re-wrote the entire query execution engine to improve scalability, and took our first step in building a sophisticated query planner by introducing index intersection. We’ve made the codebase easier to maintain, and made it easier to implement new features.

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Introduction to GlusterFS (File System) and Installation on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

We are living in a world where data is growing in an unpredictable way and it our need to store this data, whether it is structured or unstructured, in an efficient manner. Distributed computing systems offer a wide array of advantages over centralized computing systems. Here data is stored in...

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