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Scalability Experts Share How They’d Fix HealthCare.gov

By   /  December 4, 2013  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess David Carr of Information Week reports, “When HealthCare.gov choked on the volume of uninsured citizens who flocked to it on Oct. 1, it was following an all-too-common pattern that occurs on other websites with big ambitions, according to two men who have built their reputations on expertise in web scalability. ‘We think it’s […]

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HealthCare.Gov: Progress Made But BackEnd Struggles Continue

By   /  December 2, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The media has been reporting the last few hours on the Obama administration’s self-imposed deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov. According to these reports, the site is now working more than 90 percent of the time, up from 40 percent in October; that pages on the website are loading in less than a second, […]

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Is NoSQL to Blame for Healthcare.gov? Nope

By   /  November 27, 2013  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Database News, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Recently NoSQL database vendor MarkLogic has been taking bullets over its alleged role in Healthcare.gov’s many technical problems. Some have gone so far as to argue that NoSQL databases, in general, are faulty because of the Healthcare.gov debacle. This is stupid. MarkLogic is a fine database. While not perfect, it’s silly […]

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