Apache Web Projects

Having just escaped/exited from a brief encounter with a company utilizing some of Apache’s Web Projects. I keep being struck by the feeling that I’ve seen the issues before. Over a fairly long run in the IT industry I have the feeling that Apache and it’s contributors have been busy re-inventing the wheel. The Apache Hadoop as a distributed file system designed for large data sets. Apache Solr a full text search server and indexer combined with Apache Lucene supplying the search libraries. Coordinated by Apache ZooKeeper all begins to sound like a description of your average Relational Database System (RDBMS)

All these elements being created by the Apache Foundation have been, sometime in the past, been solved by most of the Relational (Big) database vendors. All the bugs and missed steps have all been made by previous developments which only reminds me of the old saw

“Those who do not learn from the past, are destined to relive them (ie repeat the same mistakes)”

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  1. Hi Branedy,

    I thought you might be interested in covering a debate we’re holding in Temple Bar on Monday.

    Please find attached details of a debate that we are organising that will take place in Temple Bar on Monday in relation to the fiscal treaty. It might be in the interest of some of your members to attend. the panel of speakers include local TD and Minister for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton, Clare Daly TD and many others. The debate will be chaired by Irish Times Journalist Suzanne Lynch. It will run from 1-2pm sharp in the New Theatre, I really hope you can take the time out to attend this important debate. To reserve your free ticket please visit: http://tbtdebates.eventbrite.com/

    Kind regards,

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