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John Hugg, VoltDB senior architect, has spent his career working with databases and information management. As the first engineer on the VoltDB product, he liaised with the team of academics at MIT, Yale, and Brown building H-Store, VoltDB's research prototype. John also helped build the world-class engineering team at VoltDB to continue development of the open source and commercial products.
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Lambda Complexity: Why Fast Data Needs New Thinking

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The Unix Philosophy, summarized by Doug McIlroy in 1994:

Write programs that do one thing and do it well. Write programs to work together. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

This is considered by some to be the greatest revelation in the history of computer science, and there’s no debate that this philosophy has been instrumental in the success of Unix and its derivatives. Beyond Unix, it’s easy to see how this philosophy has…


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