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Basho Reviews NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper A post from Peter Coppola published on basho.com states, “We had the opportunity to stop by DATAVERSITY’S NoSQL Now! conference in San Jose last week. I was very impressed with the level of energy and the wide-ranging selection of sessions offered. According to Tony Shaw, the CEO of DATAVERSITY, the organizer of NoSQL…

Database Modernization: Treat It Like an Evolution, Not a Revolution

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by Evaldo Horn De Oliveira Most of today’s industries require the ability to store data while simultaneously allowing end-user access. However, the modern concept of a database hasn’t always been the main technology used to store data. A wide selection of alternative methods has been used over the years to store and retrieve data, such…

JSON Disrupts SQL Market

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by Jelani Harper Eric Knorr of InfoWorld recently posted that, “Web developers love JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). Like XML, it’s a human-readable format for transmitting data, except it’s a whole lot easier to work with than XML. It just stands to reason that Web developers would find JavaScript a much more pleasant way of accessing…

$106 Million Keeps DataStax Competitive

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from DataStax reveals that, “DataStax, which helps companies deal with the vast troves of data scattered around the Internet, said it had raised $106 million, further enabling it take on incumbents such as Oracle Corp and Microsoft Corp. DataStax uses a technology known as Apache Cassandra, one of a new breed…

Oracle Pushes SQL and NoSQL

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by Jelani Harper Paul Krill of InfoWorld wrote, “It’s no secret that Oracle became very successful by selling relational database technology anchored by the venerable SQL standard. These days, SQL is being pushed out of the limelight by concepts like NoSQL, which is not confined by the rows and tables paradigm of the RDBMS. Oracle,…

Lessons Learned from NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper KeyLines reviewed some of the key takeaways from the recent NoSQL Now! conference, which include: “1. Visualization is still an afterthought. Our presentation was one of the only ones discussing visualization, and the only one that talked about how to present large volumes of data to business users of applications. Of the…

Couchbase Announces New Partnerships to Bring NoSQL to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess John Rath of Data Center Knowledge reports, “NoSQL open source database software provider Couchbase announced new partnerships with CumuLogic, ElastiBox and Cloudsoft to help business deploy Couchbase Server to a cloud of choice, whether on-premise, public or hybrid. The expansion of Couchbase’s cloud deployment ecosystem opens the door for customers to automate the…

MongoDB Adds Support Option for Its Community Edition

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by Angela Guess Chris Kanaracus of PC World reports, “IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company’s increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself. The company is offering support plans for running MongoDB’s community edition in production scenarios, according to a blog…

PostgreSQL Adds New Developer Kit, Encourages NoSQL Use

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp of InfoWorld reports, “EnterpriseDB added NoSQL-style JSON processing earlier this year to its open source PostgreSQL database solution. Now, the company is encouraging further work around that feature set by providing a developer kit to make it easier for programmers to leverage PostgreSQL’s JSON functions and build applications around them.…

Microsoft Introduces NoSQL as a Service, Azure DocumentDB

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Microsoft took some big steps to make its Azure cloud platform a more appealing place for developers, highlighted by the announcement of its Azure DocumentDB database service. Additional new products as part of the new Microsoft Data Platform include Azure Search and fully managed HBase as part…