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Does NoSQL Need Standardization? - ReadWriteCloud. Two Microsoft researchers, Erik Meijer and Gavin Bierman, argue in a paper in the April issue of Communications that the growing number of non-relational databases (or more specifically, key/value databases) need a standardized data manipulation language like SQL in order to grow the market for NoSQL databases.

Does NoSQL Need Standardization? - ReadWriteCloud

It may seem run counter to the spirit of NoSQL - the creation of new databases for specific uses - but the idea is welcomed by some in the NoSQL community. Couchbase co-founder and VP of products James Phillips told PC World "There is little to disagree with in this paper. " Meijer and Bierman argue that non-relational databases need their own answer structured query language, which enabled developers to jump from one relational database without learning an entirely new programming language. The pair write: In the early 1970s, the database world was in a similar sorry state.


Next - Blogit - Föreslås leda införandet av e-arkiv i staten. Statsrådets principbeslut om att förbättra tillgängligheten till och främja vidareutnyttjandet av digitalt material från den offentliga sektorn 3.3.2011. Ministeriö: Valtion virastojen jaettava tietojaan ilmaiseksi - - Kulttuuri. Mickos and Eucalyptus lock arms with Red Hat. High performance access to file storage Marten Mickos – the former MySQL boss who now runs build-your-own-cloud startup Eucalyptus Systems – has hitched his new wagon to Red Hat.

Mickos and Eucalyptus lock arms with Red Hat

In more ways than one. Last month, Mickos and company announced a pact with Red Hat that will see Eucalyptus embrace the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) hypervisor as well as the Red Hat's deltacloud project, an open source effort to provide a common API for all "infrastructure clouds". Eucalyptus Systems is the commercial outfit that sprung up around the open source Eucalyptus platform, a means of building infrastructure clouds behind the corporate firewall. Tieto käyttöön. Tieto käyttöön. Tiekartta tutkimuksen sähköisten tietoaineistojen hyödyntämiseksi.


Google, Content Farms and Repositories. In recent news, Google has altered its ranking algorithms to favour sites with original material rather than so-called content farms that simply redistribute material found on other sites.

Google, Content Farms and Repositories

Although users report satisfaction with improved results, this action has caused quite a furore with some genuine sites losing significant business as well. Opinions and ideas about European digitised heritage. FP7 : ICT : Projects : SCAPE : Scalable Preservation Environments. False Alarm: Google Circles Not Coming Now, And Probably Not Ever. After a report emerged this morning of a new social network focused on nuanced sharing called Google Circles, the company said it was not launching anything this week at the high-profile South by Southwest Interactive event in Austin, Texas.

False Alarm: Google Circles Not Coming Now, And Probably Not Ever

Moreover, such a product is not even under development, according to the people supposedly developing it. Google’s Chris Messina, who had been pegged as one of the leaders of Circles, told me today in an interview that he “didn’t know what [the story] was talking about.” Twitter tells third-party devs to stop making Twitter client apps. In a statement issued today by Twitter on its official developer mailing list, the company informed third-party developers that they should no longer attempt to build conventional Twitter client applications.

Twitter tells third-party devs to stop making Twitter client apps

In a move to increase the "consistency" of the user experience, Twitter wants more control over how its service is presented to users in all contexts. The announcement is a major blow to the third-party application developers who played a key role in popularizing Twitter's service. More significantly, it demonstrates the vulnerability of building a business on top of a Web platform that is controlled by a single vendor. The situation highlights the importance of decentralization in building sustainable infrastructure for communication. Twitter Tells Developers to Stop Building Twitter Clients. Now Friends With Charlie Sheen, Twitter Tells Its Nerdy Old Pals to Drop Dead Twitter's platform/API leader Ryan Sarver issued an official statement to the Twitter developer world today that's sure to send a shudder down the backs of many people building new ways to use the popular social network: if you were thinking about building a new Twitter client - don't.

Twitter Tells Developers to Stop Building Twitter Clients

"Developers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. The answer is no. " Ditto: Jaiku Founder Leaves Google, Aims to Beat it With Structured Recommendations. "I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions," Google's then-CEO Eric Schmidt said last summer.

Ditto: Jaiku Founder Leaves Google, Aims to Beat it With Structured Recommendations

"They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next. " What should you be doing next? A former Googler named Jyri Engeström, whose microblogging service Jaiku was cooler than Twitter, but was acquired into oblivion by Google three years ago, now thinks he can beat Google to the punch on that question.

En utvärdering av appen Ditto. Google Introduces One Pass, a Micropayment Service for Publishers. Although there have been rumors of Google's new micropayment system for publishers for some, the timing of this morning's news couldn't be better.

Google Introduces One Pass, a Micropayment Service for Publishers

Following Apple's announcement yesterday that it was rolling out its new subscription service, a move that seems to have sparked debate, if not panic among publishers and developers, Google has responded today with a new option for publishers, one that seems to offer far better terms, control, and pricing. Google has just introduced Google One Pass, a service that will let publishers set their own prices and terms for their online content. Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web. This morning, Facebook released its much-feared commenting solution.

Facebook Now Powers Comments All Around the Web

The idea made big news earlier this year, despite the fact that Facebook has already offered a commenting solution for more than a year, but today the company has announced the feature officially. So what's new? There are a number of features for both publishers and users, although some of the most exciting features we've seen displayed on Facebook late last year don't appear to be a part of the release. eBook Users’ Bill of Rights. Google judgement. Nature Publishing Group and Scientific Reports: getting serious about OA competition. Kudos to Nature Publishing Group on their announcement of their forthcoming open access publication Scientific Reports.

Nature Publishing Group and Scientific Reports: getting serious about OA competition

Priced at $1,350 US per accepted manuscript and using Creative Commons licensing shows that Nature is finally getting serious about competing in the open access arena. Also of significance is that Nature is providing ethical leadership in this area by contributing support to Creative Commons in the form of $20 per article, as well as supporting broader author's rights than many OA publications by offering two CC license options.

Empty gestures? I wanted to blog about EBSCO's latest jerk move, but I utterly despair of explaining comprehensibly why it matters to anyone but librarians. Suffice to say that in a market where journal Big Deals are in serious budget trouble, EBSCO is doing its level best to position its resources as uncancellable. Time will tell whether they succeed. So I'll blog about something else instead: the ARL's new language on author rights in library journal-subscription contracts. Kindle e-book piracy accelerates. Several months ago I set up a Google alert for my book, "Knife Music," to keep abreast of anything anybody was saying--good or bad--about the thing. Over the months I've received news of the occasional blog post and tweets, but more recently I popped open an alert to learn that my book was being pirated--both as a separate file and part of two larger Torrents called 2,500 Retail Quality Ebooks (iPod, iPad, Nook, Sony Reader) and 2,500 Retail Quality Ebooks for Kindle (MOBI).

I had the strange reaction of being both dismayed and weirdly honored that someone had selected my book to strip free of its copy-protection (DRM) and include as part of a collection of "quality" e-books, many of which were from very good authors. OK, so the use of the term "quality" was a reference to the formatting of the e-books and not the quality of the actual work, but for a moment I wasn't too bothered. Well, obviously, for big authors, this whole pirating thing presents a bigger problem--and a bigger loss. Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices. Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Tablets Will Rock the Enterprise This Year. Deloitte made a prediction today that organizations will buy on the order of 10 million tablets this year. We see this as another sign of the transition to an enterprise that requires better device portability and accessibility to information that you can act upon no matter where you might be.

According to Reuters, Deloitte said that the healthcare and retail sectors alone could purchase 5 million tablets this year. At Dreamforce late last year, we had breakfast one morning with the team from Appirio, a services company that helps companies integrate into their enterprise environment. At the table sat an IT executive from a healthcare organization. The IPO market may seem like a dim and distant picture for most entrepreneurs in the hardscrabble world of an early stage start-up. How about “making payroll” as a big strategic objective? Or maybe your objective is “get enough money to pay for hosting, coffee and Ramen”?

Since Amazon gave Kindle users the ability to loan their e-books in December, we've seen a number of startups launch in the e-book lending space, creating networks to help readers find someone who is willing to let them borrow an e-book title. There haven't been any moves to crack down on these exchanges (other than the requirement that the Kindle Lending Club rebrand). But now it appears that Amazon has shut down one such site, Lendle. The company's website went down briefly today, and Lendle tweeted that Amazon has revoked its access to the API. We have contacted Amazon for more details on the decision, but the company has not responded at the time of publishing. According to Lendle, Amazon restricted access to the API as the lending network did not "serve the principal purpose of driving sales of products and services on the Amazon site. " Recording industry lobbyist appointed head of copyright for ... Turning the page: The future of eBooks.

Heads they win, tales we lose: Discovery tools will never deliver on their promise. Find out what’s in a word, or five, with the Google Books Ngram Viewer. Wikileaks on Pirate Bay: The Facts & Figures. Trends of 2010 and 2011. Digital History Roundup. Blog U.: Black Swans and Ed Tech in 2011 - Technology and Learning.