NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

5 Ways NoSQL Databases Have Matured

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by Angela Guess Dale Kim of Sys-Con recently wrote, “With the proliferation of NoSQL databases in recent years, it can be easy to forget that not long ago, we were all discussing how to optimize traditional relational databases to perform tasks for non-relational workloads. Before we were talking about cost-effective horizontal scaling, flexible data types,…

Riak Creator Basho Raises $25M in New Funding

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by Angela Guess Jason Verge of Data Center Knowledge reports, “Basho Technologies, creator of the distributed NoSQL database Riak, has closed a $25 million Series G funding round on the heels of solid growth numbers. The financing is being used to expand development and marketing activities. Basho’s focus in Enterprise Riak is on distributed database…

Why NoSQL Doesn’t Do Away With SQL

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by Angela Guess Bill Franks of Forbes recently opined, “One of the more highly hyped concepts around big data that’s been on my mind these days is the newly expanding world of non-relational tools.  They’re called non-relational because they are not based on a relational database and, significantly, do not use SQL as the primary…

Apr 28 Webinar: Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL

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DATE: April 28, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The adoption of NoSQL databases by large enterprises for mission-critical applications is accelerating. It started with Internet-age companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Today, enterprises in virtually every industry are deploying NoSQL databases to…

MongoDB Raises $80M in New Funding

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Vanian of GigaOM reports, “NoSQL startup MongoDB is aiming to raise $100 million and has already taken in $79.9 million, according to a SEC document that the company filed this week and has confirmed to Gigaom. The new cash influx comes after a $150 million funding round the startup landed in…

NoSQL is the Future: More NoSQL Applications Emerging

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by Angela Guess Phil Wainewright of Diginomica reports, “Billy Bosworth, CEO of DataStax, took his audience on a trip down memory lane as he opened last month’s Cassandra Summit in London. He recalled that his career choice as a computer science major in 1992 had been between skilling up for the IMS database running on…

DB-Engines Has Ranked the Top 3 Databases of the Year

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by Angela Guess Paul Andlinger and Matthias Gelbmann of DB-Engines recently wrote, “For determining the DBMS of the year, we subtracted the popularity scores of January 2014 from the latest scores of January 2015. We use the difference of these numbers, rather than a percentage, because that would favor systems with a tiny popularity at…

FoundationDB Plans to Raise the NoSQL Stakes

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “FoundationDB Inc. reportedly intends to open a new front in its war against the conventional wisdom of database design with the planned addition of another configuration option for its adaptive key-value store. If and when the move materializes, the startup can expect to draw considerably more…