B-Tree in C++ by Google

I have stumbled upon a B-Tree template library written in C++. The library I found was written by someone from Google and can be downloaded from http://code.Google.com/p/cpp-btree/. According to the authors the advantage over the standard libraries implementing map and set data structures is the memory overhead. Usually those are implemented using Red-Black trees, which ...

FT.com and Google

FT.com and Google
Some time ago I wrote a post Financial Times and Google describing how to read articles from behind the paywall at ft.com. This way does not work anymore, but there is another way, even simpler. Just go to www.google.com paste a link to the article you want to read in the text box, e.g. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a8573532-65bf-11e5-97e9-7f0bf5e7177b.html ...

BigData (R)evolution

I want to learn some more about the scale, but not scale in general but scaling data storing and processing. Nowadays if you hear about the big data, it often implies hadoop based distributed system. As Yahoo is one of the biggest contributors to Hadoop at the moment, the best tutorial is also on their ...