NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Lines Between SQL and NoSQL Getting Blurry

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by Angela Guess Steve Wexler of IT Trends and Analysis recently wrote, “The lines between SQL and NoSQL will start to blur this year, said FoundationDB co-founder, Dave Rosenthal in a recent interview with IT Trends & Analysis. One would have to consider IBM’s decision to buy NoSQL cloud database startup Cloudant at the end of February a pretty good indicator…

It’s Time to Take Note of NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Desire Athow of Tech Radar recently interviewed Billy Bosworth, CEO of Datastax, on the growing prominence of NoSQL. Bosworth told Athow, “First, it’s already infiltrated your world and you probably don’t even know it. Whether you are shopping, gaming, reading news sites, watching movies online, or getting a prescription filled, you’re likely using…

Fourth Annual NoSQL Now! Conference Call for Presentations

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by Angela Guess A new release reports, “DATAVERSITY™ Education, LLC, has released a call for presentations for the fourth annual NoSQL Now! Conference & Expo, the largest vendor neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) database technologies. The conference will take place in San Jose, California, August 19-21, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center co-located…

The Weather Company’s Adventures in NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week recently wrote, “When this winter’s ice storms, arctic deep freezes, and nasty nor’easters hit, it provided a good time to hunker down and get some inside projects done. Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler has been working on a big one: consolidating 13 datacenters down to four, relying extensively…

Riak’s Basho Says Goodbye to Three Top Execs

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by Angela Guess Jack Clark of The Register reports, “Riak database steward Basho has lost its chief executive, its chief architect, and now its chief technology officer in the past three months. But we’re assured that the upstart’s distributed system dream will be kept alive and well. The Register has learned that CTO Justin Sheehy will soon…

Are Relational Databases Out of Date?

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDnet recently wrote, “On top of business’s growing frustration with proprietary software, the relational database model championed by the big vendors is looking increasingly dated, according to the CEO of leading open-source NoSQL database MongoDB. Relational databases go back to an era before the internet and are now ill suited…

NoSQL, MySQL, or Both?

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by Angela Guess John Engates, CTO of Rackspace, recently wrote for The Next Web, “Open source data has a split personality. There’s the NoSQL zealot who likes to fire off tirades against the restrictive world of relational databases, then there’s the MySQL devotee who’s a staunch defender of everything structured – with all that data living…

Integrating NoSQL Into Your Business: Why It’s Time

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by Angela Guess Jason Tee of The Server Side recently wrote, “Horizontal scalability, the ability to build out quickly and easily at a low cost, is a leading perk of NoSQL. Eric Redmond, author of Seven Databases in Seven Months, explains the promise of NoSQL simply and succinctly: ‘Rather than scaling vertically and spending millions of dollars on an…

3 NoSQL Mistakes to Avoid

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by Angela Guess Jason Tee of The Server Side recently wrote, “Like many emerging technologies, NoSQL has gone through a hype cycle that saw widespread implementation followed by decidedly mixed results. The cargo-cult mentality that had everyone jumping on board the non-relational database train has certainly led to some high profile, embarrassing roll-backs. There is no one party totally to…

DataStax Brings In-Memory to Apache Cassandra

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Web and mobile applications are getting bigger and people are as impatient as ever. These are two factors hastening the use of in-memory technology, and DataStax on Wednesday became the latest database management system (DBMS) vendor to add in-memory processing capabilities. DataStax Enterprise is a highly scalable…