Get a feel for MapReduce without installing any software
The JSCouch project is a partial implementation of CouchDB in the browser, letting you experience CouchDB's storage and MapReduce queries without installing any software.
Get control over cloud resources
The cloud makes clusters easy, but for rapid prototyping purposes, bringing up clusters still involves quite a bit of effort. The Whirr project makes cloud control simple.
A simple app turns Android phones into intelligent agents.
Tomorrow's augmented reality is being built today on mobile devices. The Tasker app for Android puts the power of the phone's sensors and network into the hands of non-programmers.
Bypass the SQL parser to use MySQL's raw speed
The HandlerSocket plugin for MySQL bypasses the query parser to deliver excellent NoSQL performance, rivaling that of memcache.
Mining implicit data trails makes CRM more effective
One of the richest sources of data exhaust, email logs contain valuable information. When added to data from a traditional CRM, email analytics can provide a much fuller picture of your company's relationships and activity.
Network-connected sensors track your fitness
Small data matters as much as big, and none more than data about ourselves. Fitness and health tracking is going wireless and personal.
Built for expressiveness and concurrency, Clojure is a natural fit for data work
Built for expressiveness and concurrency, Clojure is a natural fit for data work. It boasts excellent API support and strong support for use in the cloud.
RethinkDB uses SSDs to their full advantage
Today's databases are designed for the spinning platter of the hard disk. As SSDs begin to enter data centers, it's time for a database that takes advantage of the new technology.
Tomorrow's reality will be prototyped on phones and gaming consoles
Developers can now hack up augmented reality solutions with commonplace gaming consoles, accelerating innovation in virtual extensions to our daily lives.
An important project to watch in 2011
As big data systems evolve rapidly, the Mesos project aims to solve architectural and management headaches. One to watch for 2011.