Half-time: West Ham 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgEden Hazard’s close-range header gave Chelsea a half-time lead.The Premier League leaders played with supreme confidence early on and could easily have gone ahead had 17-goal striker Diego Costa not fired over the bar after a glorious move.West Ham responded, with Cheikhou Kouyate forcing a fine close-range stop from the recalled Thibaut Courtois.But the Blues, with Oscar restored to the side and Kurt Zouma once again playing in midfield, were dominating possession and constantly probing the home defence.And Hazard deservedly headed them in front after a fine counter-attack saw the Belgian head home an enticing Ramires cross.Costa was then denied the chance to get a shot away by Carl Jenkinson when through on goal while the Hammers wasted a wonderful chance when Diafra Sakho’s weak header from six yards was saved by Courtois.Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Zouma, Fabregas, Oscar, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Luis, Willian, Cuadrado, Loftus-Cheek, Drogba, Remy . Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

VoltDB Launches Open-Source “Next Generation” Database Management System

first_imgTags:#enterprise#news Data is held in memory (instead of on disk) for maximum throughput, which eliminates buffer management.VoltDB distributes data – and an SQL engine to process it – to each CPU core in the server cluster.Each single-threaded partition operates autonomously, eliminating the need for locking and latching.Data is automatically replicated for intra-cluster high availability, which eliminates logging.VoltDB performance scales out near linearly by simply adding additional servers to the cluster.Other database projects that store data in memory include Oracle‘s TimesTen and MySQL when using Memcached.The recently funded startup FluidInfo‘s FluidDB is also experimenting with new approaches to the database.Last year we asked whether relational database is doomed due to its problems scaling. VoltDB’s may save the relational database paradigm by solving the scalability issue and implementing innovative new features while retaining the advantages of the traditional model. Non-relational databases will probably continue to play a role in enterprise, but relational databases clearly aren’t dead yet. VoltDB, an open-source “next generation” database, graduated from beta last week. The company, under the leadership of Postgres and Ingres co-founder Mike Stonebraker, claims its product is extremely scalable and 45-times faster than traditional database products. VoltDB is targeting enterprises such as software-as-a-service providers, financial traders, online businesses or any organization that requires “systems with large, fast-growing transaction volumes.” VoltDB is one of many projects trying to re-invent the database.After over 30 years of dominance, the traditional relational DB model is being challenged by several companies. Charles Babcock, writing for Information Week, compares VoltDB to Cassandra, CouchDB and MongoDB, three non-relational database projects. Babcock notes that unlike those projects, which aren’t designed as transactional systems, VoltDB will “always return the same answer to a query,” and preserves developers’ ability to use SQL.Other VoltDB features include: IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Amazon Kindle Now Lets You Loan Your E-Books (Sorta)

first_imgCurrently, sharing can only be administered via the Amazon website, not within apps or on the Kindle itself. For (certain) books you’ve downloaded, you’ll find the option under “Manage Your Kindle.” The recipient of your book needn’t own a Kindle, and you’ll just need their email address in order to make the loan. They’ve got to crack the book open…. errrr, click on the link and accept the download… within 7 days, and they have 14 days total, of course, in order to read and “return” it. Related Posts One of the features that the Barnes & Noble Nook has had that the Amazon Kindle lacked is the ability to lend e-books. No more. You can now lend your Kindle books, as the feature, first reported back in October, has gone live today. But before you get too excited about the ability to share your digital library, there are a number of key restrictions.Only certain books can be loaned. According to Amazon, “it is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending.” (None of the books I have downloaded are available to lend, for what it’s worth.) Furthermore, while the book is on loan, the owner can’t access it. Lending can only be initiated by U.S. customers, and recipients won’t have access to certain books in certain countries.And arguably the most frustrating restriction: you can only lend a book once.The loan lasts 14 days, which I suppose isn’t totally unreasonable. And hey, at least you’re guaranteed to get the book back, right? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#E-Books#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… audrey watterslast_img read more