NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

The Growing Influence of NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler of Network World recently wrote, “Much of the movement to NoSQL is being driven by megatrends happening in the enterprise IT market. For example, developers are pushed to produce more applications faster. Having a database that’s more flexible, can be configured multiple different ways and changed on the fly (NoSQL…

To SQL, or to NoSQL …: That is STILL the Database Question

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by Evaldo Horn de Oliveira All right, Hamlet database aficionados — we get it. You’re having a hard time deciding what path to take your company down in terms of choosing the right database infrastructure. You spend endless days and nights ruthlessly seeking the answer, and although it may not be as drama-filled a decision…

MapR Makes NoSQL Database Freely Available

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by Angela Guess Ellis Booker of Information Week reports, “MapR’s API-compatible implementation of Apache HBase, the NoSQL in-Hadoop database, is now available for free download and unlimited production use, MapR Technologies announced Wednesday. ‘The big picture is having the marketplace understand Hadoop can go far beyond batch processes and support high-speed data sources, doing both…

Why the Weather Channel Switched to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson of PC World recently wrote, “Changing databases is not a move to be taken lightly, especially when the switch is to a relatively new kind of database. The Weather Channel, however, found that it had to switch to a NoSQL MongoDB data store in order to more quickly develop apps…

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time…

Amazon Ups Its NoSQL Game

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Amazon Web Services (AWS) is stepping up its presence in the NoSQL database market, and the competition with MongoDB, by adding support for JSON documents to its already-popular DynamoDB service. JSON is the preferred format for data generated by many web applications and other situations where…

NoSQL is the Future, and Couchbase Thinks It’ll Come Out on Top

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by Angela Guess Virginia Backaitis of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Don’t tell Oracle’s Larry Ellison, but NoSQL databases are the future of the enterprise. Yesterday’s databases weren’t built to handle today’s avalanches of data streaming from social, mobile, web transactions, the Internet of Things and God knows what’s next. And Couchbase will be the NoSQL…

NoSQL Has Arrived, Big Time

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “NoSQL, the newish alternative to traditional relational databases, is a big deal, but it can also be a big mess: there are more than 100 different NoSQL databases, and several different kinds ranging from document to key-value to columnar to graph databases. Even more confusingly, relational…

Basho Releases Riak Enterprise 2.0

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet reports, “Database firm Basho says newly-available Riak Enterprise 2.0 will open the distributed NoSQL key-value data store to a wider audience and to new use cases, with extra data types and integrated Apache Solr search. Additional distributed data types in the new enterprise-supported version of the database, which…