NoSQL News

10 Factors Driving NoSQL Adoption

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by Angela Guess Chris Preimesberger recently wrote for eWeek, “Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL pioneers first deployed them, their use was limited to Internet-age companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and LinkedIn. Now, a variety of enterprises are adopting this database for customer-facing, revenue-driving applications that serve hundreds of millions of consumers. The…

Neo4j Powers Businesses Worldwide With Graph-Based Search

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Facebook’s database of people and Google’s database of information have one crucial thing in common: they were both built using graph technology. Their use of graphs is a powerful representation of how the technology handles huge volumes of content and makes data available…

NoSQL and NewSQL: Which is Right For You?

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by Angela Guess Writing for EnterpriseTech, Monte Zweben recently gave a simple breakdown of the differences between NoSQL and NewSQL databases. He writes, “NoSQL or ‘Not only SQL’ refers to any database that stores and models data in a format other than relational tables. These databases are popular because they cost-effectively scale out on commodity…

How Graph Databases are Fostering Re-Imagined MDM

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by Angela Guess Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology, recently wrote for Information Management, “MDM needs to be re-imagined. Current MDM solutions typically store their data in an Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) which makes it hard to see relationships within the data and leverage those insights in real time for competitive advantage. The new…

Bridging the Gap Between IT and Marketing by Embracing NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Ian White, CTO of Sailthru, recently wrote in The Wise Marketer, “Today, both the CIO and the CMO share the same fundamental challenge – effective information management. Whether engineering a big data strategy or seeking a single customer view, the objective is the same: making sense of the rapid increase in information,…

How Amazon’s DynamoDB Helped Spawn the NoSQL Market

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently shared the history of DynamoDB and it’s effect on the NoSQL market in NetworkWorld. Butler writes, “Behind every great ecommerce website is a database, and in the early 2000s Amazon.com’s database was not keeping up with the company’s business. Part of the problem was that Amazon didn’t have just…

Which NoSQL Solution is Right For You?

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by Angela Guess Craig S. Mullins recently wrote for SearchDataManagement, “Reviewing NoSQL database management system (DBMS) offerings is a more difficult task than comparing and contrasting relational DBMSes, as there’s more than one type of NoSQL database and a large number of individual NoSQL DBMSes. Part of the process of vetting a NoSQL DBMS is…

Couchbase Previews N1QL Language, Bridges SQL-NoSQL Gap

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting reports for CRN.com, “NoSQL database vendor Couchbase has developed a SQL query language that will help developers with SQL expertise — and there are millions of them — build enterprise web, mobile and Internet-of-Things applications that run on the Couchbase Server. Couchbase is previewing the new N1QL (pronounced ‘nickel’) language…

NoSQL Is Rising Hot and Fast

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for TechRepublic, “While there are a number of ways to measure NoSQL’s rise, there is one clear reason: today’s data is messy, variable, and growing extraordinarily fast. For such data, a new breed of database is required. This may explain why it has been such a dismal year…