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Migrating From AWS Beanstalk to Cloud Foundry in (almost) zero steps :-)

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I am developping a small web app for a few months during my free time. I used to deploy it to the AWS Beanstalk platform, today I’ve been amazed how easy it has been to migrate it to Cloud Foundry :-).

My app is mostly based on JSF2/jquery/Spring/Jackson + the AWS-specific APIs for storing data into AWS SDB and S3.

The migration to Cloudfoundry is the most straightforward migration experience I’ve seen up to now, it boiled down to: Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Svend

September 8, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Transactional event-based NOSQL storage

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I am presenting here a simple two steps architectural approach based on stored events as a workaround for the lack of full atomic transaction support in so-called “NOSQL” databases.

Being fairly new to NOSQL-based architectures, I have the annoying intuition that I am about to write nothing but a set of obvious statements. On the other hand, I have not yet read a detailed description of this anywhere, so hopefully it will be useful to some other developers as well.

[Edit: 1rst Oct 2012]: look also at the slides of  Nathan Marz’ recent presentation on event based “Big Data architecture”:, this one has some similarities with what I present below and is very clear to understand.

Problem statement

NOSQL databases do not offer atomic transactions over several update operations on different data entities(*). A simplistic explanation to this is that Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Svend

August 26, 2011 at 8:33 pm