NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

MapR Redefines SQL-on-Hadoop with Apache Drill

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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 the addition of Apache Drill 0.5 to the MapR Distribution including Hadoop. Bringing next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, Apache Drill provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources including…

NuoDB Announces Alliance With Leading Data Integrity Vendor

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that “NuoDB, Inc., the leader in webscale distributed database technology, announced today an alliance with Guardtime, the Silicon-Valley-based inventor of Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI) technology, and global leader in ensuring data integrity. NuoDB and Guardtime both focus their product strategies on innovative technology to…

NoSQL FoundationDB Launches Free SQL Add-On

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by Shannon Kempe Ori Herrnstadt from FoundationDB reports on their free SQL Layer launch add-on to their NoSQL database. Ori writes, “For those of you have followed our SQL Layer story unfolding, you knew this day was coming, and we’re pretty excited about it. After a year of hard work by the SQL team in FoundationDB’s…

Google Boosts Open Source R

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by Jelani Harper A recent article from Derrick Harris states: “Google announced on Tuesday a new open source tool that can help data analysts decide if changes to products or policies resulted in measurable change, or if the change would have happened anyway. The tool, called CausalImpact, is a package for the R statistical computing software, and Google details…

Basho Reviews NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper A post from Peter Coppola published on basho.com states, “We had the opportunity to stop by DATAVERSITY’S NoSQL Now! conference in San Jose last week. I was very impressed with the level of energy and the wide-ranging selection of sessions offered. According to Tony Shaw, the CEO of DATAVERSITY, the organizer of NoSQL…

Database Modernization: Treat It Like an Evolution, Not a Revolution

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by Evaldo Horn De Oliveira Most of today’s industries require the ability to store data while simultaneously allowing end-user access. However, the modern concept of a database hasn’t always been the main technology used to store data. A wide selection of alternative methods has been used over the years to store and retrieve data, such…

JSON Disrupts SQL Market

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by Jelani Harper Eric Knorr of InfoWorld recently posted that, “Web developers love JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). Like XML, it’s a human-readable format for transmitting data, except it’s a whole lot easier to work with than XML. It just stands to reason that Web developers would find JavaScript a much more pleasant way of accessing…

$106 Million Keeps DataStax Competitive

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from DataStax reveals that, “DataStax, which helps companies deal with the vast troves of data scattered around the Internet, said it had raised $106 million, further enabling it take on incumbents such as Oracle Corp and Microsoft Corp. DataStax uses a technology known as Apache Cassandra, one of a new breed…

Oracle Pushes SQL and NoSQL

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by Jelani Harper Paul Krill of InfoWorld wrote, “It’s no secret that Oracle became very successful by selling relational database technology anchored by the venerable SQL standard. These days, SQL is being pushed out of the limelight by concepts like NoSQL, which is not confined by the rows and tables paradigm of the RDBMS. Oracle,…

Lessons Learned from NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper KeyLines reviewed some of the key takeaways from the recent NoSQL Now! conference, which include: “1. Visualization is still an afterthought. Our presentation was one of the only ones discussing visualization, and the only one that talked about how to present large volumes of data to business users of applications. Of the…