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Split Brain Condition in Distributed Systems

Split Brain Condition in Distributed Systems

Today’s application software runs in the complex environment of interdependent services connected in a network. Users don’t even think about it and many software developers give networks little more consideration than electricity. Meanwhile… Processes, servers, NICs, switches, and local and wide area networks can all fail, with real economic consequences. Network outages can suddenly occur in(…)

SlashDB and Data Analysis

SlashDB and Data Analysis

An increasingly popular trend in IT and business intelligence is data analysis. At SlashDB, we celebrate this trend as it contributes to the rising awareness of data’s amazing capabilities. Data analysis tools allow for the construction of predictive models that enable businesses to anticipate the needs of their customers – changing customer service into a(…)

Is Amazon CTO’s Call for Simplified Solutions a Shout-Out to SlashDB?

Is Amazon CTO’s Call for Simplified Solutions a Shout-Out to SlashDB?

SlashDB is proud to share the news that leading technologist and CTO of Amazon, Werner Vogels, recently posted an article on API technology that mirrors our own beliefs and technological developments. Vogels’ article examines technology trends of 2016, specifically the benefits of adopting API technology. Vogels’ thoughts and ideas about API technology and development so(…)

API Gateways – Gateways to the Future

API Gateways – Gateways to the Future

Amazon recently created a stir when they released their very own API Gateway. Their announcement generated a new interest and, in some cases, renewed interest in APIs and API gateways. At SlashDB, we’re glad for any news that stirs up API and API gateway chatter – after all APIs and databases are kind of our thing.(…)

SlashDB at the API Strategy and Practice Conference

SlashDB at the API Strategy and Practice Conference

SlashDB is proud to announce that founder and CEO, Victor Olex, had the honor of giving a presentation at the most recent API Strategy and Practice Conference. Olex, acting as SlashDB’s representative, presented a talk on API advancements and development, sharing the stage with representatives from Walgreens, CapitalOne, Intuit, and Datafiniti. Olex, a proponent and(…)

The Frustrating Fallacy of All in One Location Data Storage

The Frustrating Fallacy of All in One Location Data Storage

Storing all of your data in one location also known as data warehousing sounds convenient – all of the information you need in a single location – but there are a number of downsides to an all-in- one-location set-up. At SlashDB we’re dedicated to creating quick, convenient, and highly accessible databases. That’s why we have(…)

How to Prepare Your API for Holiday Traffic

How to Prepare Your API for Holiday Traffic

Did you hear that web’s fiber optic wires light up in different colors during Holiday season? Well, we are not certain that’s true, but without a doubt holiday shopping online is now more popular than ever. Just to drive the point home, PracticalEcommerce predicts that online retail will increase by 13.9% in 2015.1 If that’s not enough to motivate(…)

SlashDB Creates an API for Twitter Challenge

SlashDB Creates an API for Twitter Challenge

  Slash DB is proud to share our work for API Evangelist. Earlier this month, API Evangelist issued a Twitter challenge to create an API for Ranking Digital Rights data. We’re happy to say that we not only accepted this challenge, but succeeded in creating the API in just a few short hours. This quick(…)

Invitation to the API Strategy and Practice Conference

Invitation to the API Strategy and Practice Conference

We are excited to announce that our founder and CEO, Victor Olex, will be speaking alongside delegates from Walgreens, Intuit and CapitalOne at the 2015 API Strategy and Practice Conference taking place in Austin, Texas November 18th – November 20th. The API Strategy and Practice conference is a vendor neutral and community supported API industry conference.(…)

SlashDB Helps Aruba Win #1 Spot in Digital Marketing Index

SlashDB Helps Aruba Win #1 Spot in Digital Marketing Index

Together with ConceptFarm, a leading digital marketing agency in New York, we are delighted to share with you the recent success of our client, Aruba.com. Caribbean & Co. reports that the happy island of Aruba ranks No. 1 out of 35 Caribbean islands for overall “destination marketing index 2015.” Aruba also ranks No. 1 out(…)

Jim The COO and Bret The Evil Database Manager Episode 1: Getting some REST

Jim The COO and Bret The Evil Database Manager Episode 1: Getting some REST

Jim decided that Bret must be evil. Pure, unadulterated, taking-candy-from-a-laughing-baby evil. How else could you explain it? Only a man of malicious intent would put Jim into this position. He was sure that he had lapped the office at least one million times looking for the elusive database manager. His legs were tired and he(…)

Flashback Friday: The Invisible Giant

Flashback Friday: The Invisible Giant

This week at SlashDB we want to honor our computer science forebear, Dennis Ritchie, in our Flashback Friday blog series. Ritchie is the creator of the programming language C, which basically means he is the creator of digital life as we know it. For those of you who don’t know, C and its successors are(…)

Flashback Friday: Computer Scientist Who Invented Debugging

Flashback Friday: Computer Scientist Who Invented Debugging

This week at SlashDB we honor Grace Hopper as our Flashback Friday forebear. Hopper is one of the most accomplished and well-known computer scientists in history – having famously popularized the terms “bug” and “debugging” 1 we so often use today. While many remember Hopper only for her association with these terms, her accomplishments in(…)

Flashback Friday: Charles Bachman

Flashback Friday: Charles Bachman

We currently live in a world filled with technological possibilities. Computers and software like SlashDB help us in our daily lives by providing us with information, helping us track information, and storing information – streamlining our lives, allowing us to work smarter, not harder. Flashback Friday is about acknowledging our computer science forebears, remembering their(…)

CIOReview: API as a Foundation for Systems of Engagement

CIOReview: API as a Foundation for Systems of Engagement

Influential technology management magazine CIOReview features two-page opinion piece from SlashDB’s founder and CEO Victor Olex: “APIs as a Foundation for Systems of Engagement“. Whereas cloud-to-cloud benefits of APIs have been covered at length elsewhere, Mr. Olex looks at APIs from the perspective of larger organizations with legacy systems on premises. Learn how enterprises extend those(…)

The Database Search Engine: Your Information Librarian

The Database Search Engine: Your Information Librarian

Navigating databases can be tough. This can be true for Computer Wizards and Average Joes alike. Whether it’s the way your data is organized, or simply the amount of data you keep track of, it can be difficult to keep it all in your head. This is frustrating because the goal of a database is to organize.(…)

Graph Façade API over Relational Data

Graph Façade API over Relational Data

Writing SQL queries can be a lot of work. This work feels especially tedious if you made upfront investment into designing a well normalized database model. With all those relationships already declared, why must we specify all those JOIN statements in queries again? Consider this database model for an online music store. It has tables for Artists, Albums(…)

Turn a database into a website or API with SlashDB

Turn a database into a website or API with SlashDB

Software is eating the world, according to Marc Andreessen. SlashDB aims to make that more palatable for all those organizations with existing IT assets. Source: Turn a database into a website or API with SlashDB by Ben Kepes, Industry commentator

SlashDB Can Turn Any Data Source Into A Website – TechCrunch

SlashDB Can Turn Any Data Source Into A Website – TechCrunch

Most programmers like two things: pizza and things that make their work easier. That’s why I was especially interested in SlashDB, a product that purports to turn any data source into accessible XML, JSON, or HTML. Created by programmer Victor Olex, the system allows you to connect almost any data to the web in a(…)

SlashDB ver. 0.8 Debuts on Microsoft Azure

SlashDB ver. 0.8 Debuts on Microsoft Azure

The latest version of SlashDB launches on Microsoft’s cloud — a direct result of a partnership agreement between VT Enterprise and Microsoft. Pricing starts at $0/hr. SlashDB is an automatic REST API for databases. The product instantly enhances existing web-based systems with a flexible data API for reading and writing in JSON, XML and CSV formats. Using(…)

Databases at Scale Part Three: The Reality of Transactional Apps – The New Stack

Databases at Scale Part Three: The Reality of Transactional Apps – The New Stack

The growth of cloud computing, the transformative potential of hyperlocal and contextual products […], and the growth of mobile apps in the enterprise and beyond are all driving a need for robust database architecture that can manage real-time data transactions and analysis from high-volumes of simultaneous users accessing data around the globe. […] “Traditional databases(…)

SlashDB Puts 2014 to REST

SlashDB Puts 2014 to REST

We are saying our goodbyes to 2014 with the final update to version 0.7 of SlashDB. Amazing new features await in 0.8, so stay tuned, but in the meantime, here’s… What’s New SlashDB ver. 0.7.39 Final revision of the 0.7 version contains over 20 improvements and fixes including: Improved conformance to REST/HTTP standard by adding(…)

Is Software as a Service a Good Choice for Your Business?

Is Software as a Service a Good Choice for Your Business?

Does your business utilize online tools to increase productivity or access functionality not easily available from desktop software? Chances are the answer is yes and that you have heard of SaaS, but are you aware of risks and dangers associated with it and how to avoid them? SaaS is the acronym for “software as a(…)

SlashDB Donates to OpenSSL Software Foundation

SlashDB Donates to OpenSSL Software Foundation

Today SlashDB (VT Enterprise LLC) mailed a check with the contribution of $2,304 to The OpenSSL Software Foundation. The funds were raised from our “I Heartbleed OpenSSL” t-shirt sale campaigns, which ran in April and May, contributing $2,048 and $256 dollars respectively. Says Victor Olex, founder and CEO of VT Enterprise and SlashDB: “It is(…)

SlashDB Sponsors National Day of Civic Hacking

SlashDB Sponsors National Day of Civic Hacking

Yesterday, we participated as a sponsor in the National Day of Civic Hacking hackathon in Jersey City, NJ. The event was organized by OpenJC and Code for Newark, which are local chapters (brigades) of Code for America, a non-profit that helps residents and governments harness technology to solve community problems. We feel privileged to be in a(…)

SlashDB Launches a YouTube Channel

SlashDB Launches a YouTube Channel

Learn about SlashDB, data integration and web APIs from SlashDB YouTube Channel. Here are some videos from our All about SlashDB playlist: What is SlashDB? SlashDB explained in just over a minute. How to Setup SlashDB? Did you know that it literally can take just minutes to setup SlashDB for your database? From zero to(…)

I Heartbleed OpenSSL

I Heartbleed OpenSSL

The vulnerability in OpenSSL has shocked the Internet community and has reverberated up and down society layers worldwide. UPDATE 25-Apr-2014: After our original campaign ended oversubscribed we got featured in the New York Times. Now, by popular demand we are relaunching the campaign for 200 more t-shirts. Is Open Source Safe? Can the free and(…)

SlashDB API for Data Science vs. Tools Like Oracle BI

SlashDB API for Data Science vs. Tools Like Oracle BI

We are often asked how SlashDB compares to Oracle BI or other business intelligence software. Well, the main difference is that SlashDB provides unobstructed access to data for reading and writing, while those tools can only display data already nicely formatted for end users. In addition to that SlashDB works both internally and does not(…)

Innovative Technology is Best Absorbed with Breakfast

Innovative Technology is Best Absorbed with Breakfast

Get up early and meet New York Tech Innovators in a monthly breakfast event, where up to five different technologists demo their technologies from a wide range of industries ranging from software to hardware, IT to Biotech, robotics to space tech. Next Event: February 11th, 8am @AOL 770 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY (Entrance on 9th(…)

SlashDB Airzooka Raffle at PyData

SlashDB Airzooka Raffle at PyData

Welcome back, here’s a short blast from the past, a video featuring SlashDB that we just discovered on the web. In November last year we were proud sponsors of the PyData conference. In this lightning talk we are outlining SlashDB’s main benefits. After the presentation we are using random number generator in Google Spreadsheet to(…)