NoSQL News

NoSQL Now! Announces 2014 Keynote Presentations

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by Angela Guess We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers and their discussion topics for the NoSQL Now! 2014 Conference taking place this August in San Jose, CA. The release states, ” The fourth annual NoSQL Now! Conference and Expo (NoSQL Now!) is the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies. In…

FoundationDB and DataRPM Partner to Simplify Analytics & Visualization on Next Generation Database

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the companies, “FoundationDB, the company behind next generation database software that uniquely combines scalability and consistency, today announced a technology partnership with DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive big data discovery & analytics platform. The integration allows users to perform data analysis, discovery and natural language…

Will We See Cassandra in Every Fortune 100 Companies?

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by Angela Guess Derek du Preez of Diginomica reports, “DataStax has made good headway in short four years and it’s co-founder, Matt Pfeil, told me that it is already in 25% of all Fortune 100 companies (in some form or another). He added that over the next decade, he is certain that this figure can rise…

$110 Mil Revitalizes MapR’s Hadoop Push

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by Jelani Harper In a recent article for Gigaom, Derek Harris wrote, “Hadoop vendor MapR has raised $110 million in capital to help it keep growing in a heated enterprise Hadoop market. Most of the funding — $80 million — came in the form of venture capital from Google Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and MapR’s previous investors…

Couchbase Funds Further Work on its NoSQL JSON Database for Mobile

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by Jelani Harper Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently wrote that, “Open-source NoSQL firm Couchbase says a new round of investment worth $60m will help fund further work on its mobile software and the creation of a worldwide technical support channel. The series E round, participated in by all the document-oriented database firm’s existing backers but…

Dell Targets Hadoop with Hardware Release

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by Jelani Harper Serdar Yegulalp of Infoworld reported that, “Dell today became the latest hardware vendor to tailor a solution specifically for Hadoop, the big data analysis framework that’s practically become its own software ecosystem. Dell’s appliance is being pitched as an in-memory acceleration solution that runs Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution. This latest addition is a…

Aerospike Raises $20M, Open-Sources Its NoSQL Database

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “NoSQL database startup Aerospike has raised a $20 million series C round of venture capital and is open sourcing its in-memory key-value store. NEA led the round, which also included Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Alsop Louie Partners and Regis McKenna. The company, which launched in 2011 as Citrusleaf, raised an undisclosed amount of…

Teradata and MongoDB Team Up for Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Natalie Gagliordi of ZDnet reports, “Teradata and open source NoSQL vendor MongoDB announced a partnership Thursday that integrates their systems for use in big data analytics. The companies have jointly engineered a bi-directional connector based on JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), allowing users to scale-out MongoDB applications and analytics running on Teradata. The Teradata QueryGrid…

Apache Cassandra: The NoSQL Dark Horse

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver of JavaWorld recently wrote, “A few years back, as other NoSQL players such as MongoDB exploded on the scene, Apache Cassandra’s star was fading. The company that developed it, Facebook, had dumped it. Its community seemed to be lagging. But Cassandra’s fortunes changed when Netflix decided to move from Oracle in…

Facebook Announces New NoSQL Database Apollo

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by Angela Guess Charles Humble of InfoQ reports, “Speaking at QCon New York on Wednesday Jeff Johnson, from the core data group at Facebook, announced Apollo, Facebook’s Paxos-like NoSQL database. Written in C++11 on top of the Apache Thrift 2 RPC framework, Apollo is a hierarchical storage system where all the data is split into shards, very much analogous to region…