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Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

Nikita Ivanov is co-founder and CTO of GridGain Systems. Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons.

The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications.
It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for example, storing data across multiple Amazon Web Services availability zones.
It also offers massive and linear scalability, so any number of nodes can easily be added to any Cassandra cluster in any datacenter.

For these reasons, companies such as Netflix, eBay, Expedia, and several others have been using Cassandra for key parts of their businesses for many years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

Netflix slaps additional $1 billion on the price tag of producing...

More people will pay for original content like House of Cards.

American Gods may have finally nailed the modern-fantasy formula on TV

Come for Ian McShane; stay for a faithful, 16-years-later retelling of Gaiman's classic.

Netflix’s HTTPS Update Can’t Combat Passive Traffic Analysis Attacks

Academics argue that Netflix's recent upgrade to HTTPS is doing little to protect its users from a passive traffic analysis attack.

Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a...

Reps for Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix lobby to keep net neutrality rules.

TCP/IP headers leak info about what you’re watching on Netflix

Not even HTTPS can hide your secret Gilmore Girls fetish An infosec educator from the United States Military Academy at West Point have taken a look at Netflix's HTTPS implementation, and reckons all he needs to know what programs you like is a bit of passive traffic capture.…

“Regulatory headwinds” shut down LeEco’s $2 billion purchase of Vizio

Cancelled deal is the latest in a line of LeEco announcements that haven't worked out.

As Netflix ramps up its films, Rob Redford in this sci-fi...

A sci-fi film about life after death kicks off what could be a big 2017 for Netflix.

15% off Xbox One S 1TB Console, Halo Wars 2 Bundle...

Real-time strategy makes an explosive return to the Halo universe with Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition, included as a full game download for Xbox One and Windows 10.

This bundle also comes with the Halo Wars 2: Season Pass, featuring six months of add...

How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing...

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.On a 5,500-kilometer (3,400-mile) cable between Ireland and New York, the companies tested a new technique developed at Nokia Bell Labs for increasing the efficiency of fiber-optic cables.

They say it comes close to the absolute limit for sending bits over a fiber.[ Get started: A developer’s guide to serverless computing. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said VR is the future of social media.
If it is, then the networks that link consumers and data centers will have more data than ever to carry. Higher resolution video also is increasing the burden on networks.

For example, Netflix recommends subscribers have at least a 5Mbps broadband connection to stream HD video and 25Mbps for Ultra HD (4K) streams.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Sony will soon let console haters get their PS4 fix on...

Starting with "private test"; we have good guess for PlayStation Now's upgrade date.