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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…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling

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by Karen Lopez This week I again came across a few articles on the Internet (they must be true!) that insist NoSQL means people get data faster, with none of that nasty business of data modeling or analysis. While it’s wonderful to hear about advances in data science, I’m still not convinced that these sentiments…

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…