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Edge Computing for Industrial Automation and Control

The business of industrial automation and control will move away over time from existing, highly profitable, proprietary product lines towards much more flexible yet less profitable open hardware and Free Software. Future profits will eventually emerge from online services based on industrial big data, personalisation, legal regulation and trade secret powered by increasingly smart sensors and gateways at the edge.
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NEO powered ERP5 reaches 100 TB of Wendelin out-of-core data

NEO distributed database has reached on November 24th 2017 a storage size of 100 TB consisting of 30 big data streams of about 3.3 TB each stored on a cluster of inexpensive computers running 18 parallel MariaDB and RockDB storage engines.
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High Peformance Multi-core Python at Nexedi

Nexedi has been able to use python language in a multi-core high performance fashion for over 10 years. We explain how in this blog and provide a simple set of rules to quickly remember how and why python is suitable for concurrent programming. We also explain our decision to use golang in rare cases where python is not suitable.
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Wendelin: core version 0.5 upgrade and performance tests

Wendelin Core was upgraded to version 0.5 adding support for two different formats of data storage. We compare their performance against MariaDB and look ahead.
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Wendelin: new 0.4 alpha announced

Wendelin has just announced the new 0.4 alpha release. This release focuses on reducing installation time for Debian 8.1 (64bit) while also fixing a number of performance bugs and providing a fully functional development instance able to run live tests and allowing anyone to develop on top of Wendelin. This post also introduces the Wendelin research project, technical stack and provides a short tutorial on how to get started using Wendelin.
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