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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:

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Next - Blogit - HS.fi. Mitä?

Next - Blogit - HS.fi

Ideoidaan ja kokeillaan käytännössä journalismin uusia muotoja – vähän puhetta ja paljon yhdessä tekemistä. Aineksina sopassa avointa julkista dataa, journalisteja, graafikoita ja koodareita. Tavoitteena on keksiä uusia tapoja yhdistää ja hyödyntää avointa tietoa sekä luoda tähän liittyen prototyyppisovelluksia, visualisointeja ja datajournalismia. Tilaisuus on avoin. 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 - HS.fi - Kulttuuri. Esa Mäkinen Kirjoittaja on kulttuuritoimittaja.

Ministeriö: Valtion virastojen jaettava tietojaan ilmaiseksi - HS.fi - Kulttuuri

Esa MäkinenHelsingin Sanomat. 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. Denna vägledningsrapport baserar sig på arbetet med det tväradministrativa utredningsprojektet Tutkimuksen tietoaineistot (Datamaterial för forskning) som tillsatts av undervisnings- och kulturministeriet.

Tieto käyttöön

Projektets mål är att styra ett nationellt utredningsarbete som rör datamaterial för forskning, att bilda en helhetsuppfattning om situationen i Finland samt att upprätta en nationell plan (vägledning) för utveckling av tillgängligheten och förvaringen av datamaterial för forskning. Finland har betydande mängder unika datamaterial från den offentliga sektorn samt internationellt sett högkvalitativt kunnande inom forskningsområden som producerar stora mängder elektroniska datamaterial. Enligt den nationella utredningen är dock en del av våra offentligt finansierade datamaterial i nuläget svåra att hitta, tillgå eller utnyttja. Tieto käyttöön. Tiekartta tutkimuksen sähköisten tietoaineistojen hyödyntämiseksi. Tämä tiekarttaraportti perustuu opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön asettaman poikkihallinnollisen Tutkimuksen tietoaineistot -selvityshankkeen työhön.

Tieto käyttöön. Tiekartta tutkimuksen sähköisten tietoaineistojen hyödyntämiseksi

Hankkeen tavoitteena on ollut ohjata kansallista tutkimuksen tietoaineistoja koskevaa selvitystyötä, muodostaa kokonaiskäsitys Suomen tilanteesta ja laatia kansallinen suunnitelma (tiekartta) tutkimuksen tietoaineistojen saatavuuden ja säilytyksen kehittämiseksi. Suomella on merkittävässä määrin ainutlaatuisia julkisen sektorin tietoaineistoja sekä kansainvälisesti korkealaatuista osaamista sähköisiä tietoaineistoja runsaasti tuottavilla tutkimusaloilla.

Kansallisen selvityksen mukaan osa julkisesti rahoitetuista tietoaineistoistamme on kuitenkin tällä hetkellä vaikeasti löydettävissä, saatavissa tai hyödynnettävissä. Ongelmia liittyy esimerkiksi tietoaineistojen varastoinnin ja hallinnan hajanaisuuteen, moninaiseen lainsäädäntöön, tietoaineistojen käyttöehtoihin, maksuihin sekä hyödyntämistä tukevien palveluiden puutteellisuuteen.

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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. I have been worried about how this would affect repositories, after all we technically fit into the definition of content farms: sites that exist to redistribute material that is published elsewhere. Bearing in mind that Google delivers the vast majority of our visitors to us, if the changes were to impact on our rankings, we might suffer quite badly. Kadmeian Letters | 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 | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD. 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 | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD

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. "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 | TrulyTherese. Jyri Engström har lanserat appen Ditto där man till skillnad från i de klassiska platstjänsterna inte berättar om vad man gör, utan vad man planerar eller tänker göra inom en snar framtid. Jyri Engström twittrar om Ditto Techcrunch skriver: If you don’t know where you should eat you can send a message to your Ditto friends that you want to eat, but aren’t sure where. Your friends can leave a comment recommending spots to eat. If you like one of them, you can award them a trophy. 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. 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. 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 | Christina's LIS Rant. Google judgement. Nature Publishing Group and Scientific Reports: getting serious about OA competition. Empty gestures? | Book of Trogool. Kindle e-book piracy accelerates | Fully Equipped. Discover more than 3 million Google eBooks from your choice of booksellers and devices. Technology Trends for First Responders | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Tablets Will Rock the Enterprise This Year. 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 | Kadmeian Letters. Digital History Roundup. Blog U.: Black Swans and Ed Tech in 2011 - Technology and Learning.