NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Rackspace Launches UK-Based MongoDB DBaaS

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by Angela Guess Jamie Hinks of ITProPortal.com reports, “Rackspace has launched a new NoSQL MongoDB database-as-a-service [DBaaS] at its UK data centre to enable it to offer its European customers a credible option for big data applications. ObjectRocket, which it acquired back in February 2013, allows it to establish a strong presence in the NoSQL database…

Data Modeling In The Age Of NoSQL And Big Data

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by Jennifer Zaino Hadoop Hbase. MongoDB. Cassandra. Couchbase. Neo4J. Riak. Those are just a few of the sprawling community of NoSQL databases, a category that originally sprang up in response to the internal needs of companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo and more – needs for better scalability, lower latency, greater flexibility, and…

Neo4j 2.0: The Ascendency of Graph Databases

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by Jelani Harper There’s a reason that Neo Technologies, purveyor of graph-database Neo4j, has added some of the most well-known and established companies (Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Cisco) to its list of licensed, paying customers since 2011. It’s closely linked to the expanding community of Neo4j users, which recently closed out 2013 with 50,000 “new instance” activations…

3 Must-Read Books on NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Cameron McKenzie of TheServerSide recently shared a list of three books that can help tech professionals get a better understanding of NoSQL solutions. The first is Making Sense of NoSQL: A guide for managers and the rest of us by Dan McCreary and Ann Kelly: “This is the first book you should read as…

Matt Asay on Why MongoDB Was Named Database Management System of the Year

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by Angela Guess Ryan Daws of Developer-Tech recently wrote, “MongoDB, the open-source NoSQL database, was recently named “Database Management System of the Year” by DB-Engines – with good reason. DeveloperTech (DT) spoke with Matt Asay (MA), VP of Business Development and Corporate Strategy, about why customers should choose Mongo.” Asay told Developer-Tech, “One of the things…

New Cloudant Dashboard Improves Usability for Application Developers Using NoSQL Database Service

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “Cloudant today announced the immediate availability of a new developer dashboard experience for users of the company’s multi-tenant NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS). With Cloudant Dashboard 2.0, customers experience significant ease-of-use improvements in database development, administration and monitoring. The company is also contributing the software framework for the new dashboard, along with…

NuoDB CEO Barry Morris on Present and Future Trends in Data

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by Clark Humphrey Database managers still need products that are “fully SQL compliant,” despite recent industry hype about NoSQL systems. Data Management continues to become an ever-larger, ever-vaster realm, with increased costs to meet increased, nonstop, global business needs. More than ever, a business’s data has to be fully available anytime, anywhere. These are among…

How MetLife Brought Tech Startup Culture to a Very Old Company

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by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of Search CIO recently wrote, “Soon after joining MetLife Inc. nearly two years ago, Gary Hoberman observed IT employees describing themselves as order takers, a role that doesn’t exactly scream innovation. Hoberman, CIO of regional application development at the New York City-based insurance company, made a mental note: Get rid of…

NoSQL: The Right Choice for Your Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Richard Adhikari of TechNewsWorld recently wrote, “Back in 2009, SQL databases began emerging, mainly to handle modern Web-scale databases. They could handle massive amounts of data; tackle the exponential growth of newly created digital content from social media sites and websites; and help build value around data by connecting the dots — no…

Will NoSQL Power the Internet of Things?

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by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgewater of Computer Weekly recently wrote, “Open-source NoSQL databases such as Apache Cassandra are (and will be) key enablers of the Internet of Things. This is the view of Jonathan Ellis, CTO at DataStax, a company known for distributing a commercially supported version of the open source Apache Cassandra NoSQL Database Management System.…