NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

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…

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…

Will the Hadoop-NoSQL Market Reach $3 Billion by 2017?

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by Angela Guess Bert Latamore of Silicon Angle reports, “The combined Hadoop-NoSQL market will exceed $3 billion in revenues in 2017 predicts Wikibon’s “Hadoop-NoSQL Software and Services Forecast, 2013-2017”. What’s driving growth is a major shift away from traditional relational databases such as Oracle and Teradata to Hadoop-based technologies, often used with NoSQL databases, writes…

Is Moore’s Law Dead?

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by Angela Guess Brad McCredie of IBM recently wrote for Venture Beat, “The reality is, the literal definition of Moore’s Law that every 18 months you can get the same number of transistors (or Silicon Functionality) for half the price is reaching its limit. However, the concept of consistent cost/performance gains is very much alive…

In the SQL v. NoSQL Battle, Everyone Wins

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by Angela Guess Rasmus Johansson, VP of Engineering at SkySQL recently told TechRadar, “I think this is a very exciting time in the evolution of IT, where the value that technology professionals can deliver to a business has simply never been greater. The debate around the merits of SQL and NoSQL is just a symptom…

2015 Trends in NoSQL: Aspects of Integration

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by Jelani Harper Adoption rates for NoSQL database technology and its deployment are relatively modest at present; Forrester recently indicated this technology occupies 20 percent of the overall market share. However, there are a number of trends in Data Management that will further spur those adoption rates in 2015, including: A blurring of the distinction…