VoltDB is a blazingly fast relational database system. It is specifically designed to run on modern scale-out architectures: fast, inexpensive servers connected via high-speed data networks. It is aimed at a new generation of database applications - real-time feeds, sensor-driven data streams, micro-transactions, low-latency trading systems - requiring database throughput that can reach millions of operations per second. What’s more, the applications that use this data must scale on demand, provide flawless fault tolerance, and enable real-time visibility into the data that drives business value. It includes client application drivers for applications written in Java, C++, C#, PHP, and Python. VoltDB community members have also authored client libraries for Erlang, Ruby and Node.js. There are streaming export capabilities for leading analytic database environments, including Apache Hadoop.
SiSU (Structured information, Serialized Units) is a lightweight markup based, text structuring and publishing framework (that features granular search). With minimal markup of a plaintext file, it produces: plain-text, HTML, XHTML, XML, ODF, LaTeX, PDF, and populates an SQL database at an object/paragraph level for granular searches. Prepare documents using your text editor of choice, then use SiSU to generate the desired output formats. SiSU is controlled from the command line.
Alexandria is a GNOME application to help manage a book collection. It retrieves book information (including cover pictures) from several online libraries, allows you to search for a book (either by EAN/ISBN, title, authors, or keyword), can import and export data into ONIX, Tellico, and EAN/ISBN-list formats, generates Web pages from your libraries, allows marking your books as loaned, saves data using the YAML format, features an HIG-compliant user interface, shows books in different views that can be filtered or sorted, and handles book rating and notes.
rwdaddresses is a simple little address book program using flat files. In addition to text data, contact photos can be added and viewed. You can sync contact names to/from an FTP site. It has context sensitive help. Additional applets can be downloaded. The GUI interface used is RubyWebDialogs, which runs through a Web browser. Therefore, it is completely cross-platform. This is part of the Tinker framework using Ruby, so applets can be added and removed.
utf8proc is a library for processing UTF-8 encoded Unicode strings. Some features are Unicode normalization, stripping of default ignorable characters, case folding, and detection of grapheme cluster boundaries. The library can be used in C programs, but most of the functionality is also available as a ruby library. For PostgreSQL, there is an extension providing a function for preparing strings in case insensitive indices. The currently supported Unicode version is 5.0.0.
FlexiRecord is a Ruby library for object-oriented access to databases (object-relational-mapping/ORM). Each table is represented by a class, and each row of that table is represented by an object of that class. This library is especially aimed to properly support database transactions. Currently, only PostgreSQL (version 8.2 or higher) is supported as a backend.