NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

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…

Graph Databases have Impact on Healthcare Sector

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by Jennifer Zaino Healthcare sector startups are ripe for exploiting NoSQL graph databases. With a data model predicated on nodes/vertices and relationships/edges, graph databases provide a sturdy means to probe connections between entities, especially the farther removed from each other they are. Healthcare organizations can “realize new opportunities and efficiencies by leveraging the connections within…

Webinar: Consistency in Distributed Systems

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on June 12, 2014 Consistency in Distributed Systems from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this recording, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar A stable data model provides numerous advantages in developing Big Data and NoSQL systems, especially when sharing data over…

Slides: Consistency in Distributed Systems

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on June 12, 2014 Consistency in Distributed Systems from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar A stable data model provides numerous advantages in developing Big Data and NoSQL systems, especially when sharing data…

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…

HDInsight Now Supports Apache HBase Clusters

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by Angela Guess David Ramel of Visual Studio Magazine reports, “The cloud-based Big Data service, Microsoft Azure HDInsight, now supports Apache HBase clusters. Microsoft announced a technology preview of the Hadoop component just days after announcing HDInsight had been upgraded to the latest Hadoop release, version 2.4. HBase is a non-relational distributed database technology running on top…

Cloudera Acquires Gazzang to Strengthen Hadoop Security

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data reports, “Cloudera, a leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, has announced that it has acquired Gazzang, the big data security experts, to dramatically strengthen its security offerings, building on the roadmap laid out last year when Cloudera first delivered Sentry. Terms of the deal were…

Neo4j Graph Database Powers the Healthcare Sector

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that healthcare companies around the globe have turned to Neo4j to enable new opportunities and efficiencies by using the power of the graph database to leverage the connections inside their data. Companies such…