NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Enterprise Data World 2012 Conference Overview

by Paul Williams As the Georgia spring turned from April into May, over 600 data professionals converged on Atlanta for the 2012 edition of Enterprise Data World. This year’s conference was highlighted by the keynote address of Internal Revenue Service CTO, Terry Milholland, as well as a celebration marking the 30th anniversary of John Zachman’s…

Size Doesn’t Matter. Or Does It? A Rant on Big Data Terms

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By Karen Lopez @datachick Last week at Enterprise Data World, I gave a lightning talk (a strictly-enforced time-limited five minute presentation).  Since I can barely manage to fit meaningful presentations in one hour given how much I talk, I decided to go for a rant.  That may not come as a surprise to you.  If…

A Conversation about Databases in the Cloud

by Angela Guess Alan Shimel has written an article for Network World regarding the best database options in the cloud. He writes, “The perfect storm of the cloud, mobility and big data has led to a blooming in the database market. After years and years of Oracle’s dominance with Microsoft’s SQL server carving out the…

HBase Steps Up to the Plate

by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports that HBase is gaining prominence in the NoSQL market, and with good reason. He writes, “The Apache Hadoop Framework has many components, including the MapReduce distributed data-processing model, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), Pig data-flow language, and Hive distributed data warehouse. But the part stealing much…

NoSQL & Graph Databases

by Angela Guess Philip Howard has written an article for IT Analysis regarding graph databases and NoSQL databases. He explains, “Strictly speaking, a graph database is a NoSQL database but this is a case where strictly speaking is not very useful. There are two things that tend to typify NoSQL databases in people’s minds: the…

A Standard NoSQL Language?

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of DevOpsAngle recently opined that NoSQL solutions are in need of a common language. He writes, “UnQL, under development by Couchbase, Microsoft and SQLiteis one of the most ambitious NoSQL query language projects I know of. The project seeks to deliver a universal SQL-like query language for document databases and other relatively…

An Introduction to NoSQL

by Angela Guess DWBIConcepts has provided an introductory tutorial on NoSQL databases. The tutorial begins, “NoSQL is not the name of any particular database instead it refers to a broad class of non-relational databases that differ from classical relational database management systems (RDBMS) in some significant aspects, most notably because they do not use SQL…

Apache Releases Cassandra Version 1.1

by Angela Guess Alan Shimel of Network World reports that Apache’s Cassandra has released version 1.1 of the NoSQL database. Shimel notes that the new release “has significant new features among which are improved caching, a revised query language and better Hadoop integration. I had a chance to chat with Jonathon Ellis, the project chair…

Turning Data Inside Out

by Angela Guess Bruce Upbin of Forbes recently discussed a number of companies that reflect gathered customer data back on their customers, or as he puts it, companies that turn their data inside out. Upbin states, “Some companies are already notable champions of the concept, mostly in the interest of personalization. Netflix, for example, takes…