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by Scott M. Fulton III - Virtualization, cheap memory, and private cloud technologies have coalesced to create the perfect storm for modern databases. In the last three years, these technologies have obliterated barricades for speed and capacity that once appeared insurmountable. So they’re being marketed as accelerators. That might make you think you can insert your existing databases into these new engines, like Easy-Bake Ovens, and transform them into super-heroic stature overnight. No, it doesn’t work that way. Although people tend to think of databases as merely collections of data, they are sophisticated network structures whose architecture is based on the platform originally intended to support them. So, for the new breed of in-memory databases, the old methodologies are incompatible. To accelerate and grow your database for the new generation, you may need... (more)

Agility Master: How to Make An Effective Business Decision on the Fly

In an increasingly agile world, how can we make the best decisions with limited information? Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track ... (more)

The Agility Formula: Knowing When – and How – To Change Course

Agility is more complicated than simply being willing to shift gears all the time. Here's what the most agile leaders do to execute and communicate changes without destroying team motivation and... Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track ... (more)

soapUI Wins Best Open Source Web Services Test Tool - ATI Honors

Great joy! soapUI was named the Winner in the Best Open Source Web Services & SOA Test Tool category in ... ... (more)

Load testing the post office

Hi there! My name is Dain, and I'm part of the fantastic development team working on the open source load ... ... (more)