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Four short links: 19 November 2015

Four short links: 19 November 2015

Javascript Charting, Time-Series Database, Postgresql Clustering, and Organisational Warfare

  1. plotly.js — open source Javascript charting library. See the announcement.
  2. Heroic — Spotify’s time-series database, built on Cassandra and Elasticsearch. See the announcement.
  3. Yoke — high-availability Postgresql cluster with automated cluster recovery and auto-failover.
  4. Ten Graphs on Organisational Warfare — Simon Wardley in a nutshell :-)
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Graph tools forge path to new solutions

Find emergent properties and solutions to new computing problems with graphs

alchemyjsGraph databases haven’t made the news much because, I think, they don’t fit in convenient categories. They certainly aren’t the relational databases we’re all familiar with, nor are they the arbitrary keys and values provided by many NoSQL stores. But in a highly connected world–where it’s not what you know but whom you know–it makes intuitive sense to arrange our knowledge as nodes and edges.

Ted Nelson, inventor of the hyperlink, recognized the power of viewing life in graphs. After the implosion of his historic Xanadu project, he embarked on a graph database tool called ZigZag. The most modern instantiations of graphs–the Neo4j store and the Alchemy.js tool for interactively visualizing graphs–were well represented this year at O’Reilly’s Open Source convention.

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