NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Tunewiki: A Billion Documents and Counting

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by Angela Guess A recent article by Don Pinto reports, “TuneWiki now stores more than 1,000,000,000 documents for its service in Couchbase, proving once again the scalability and performance you get with Couchbase. Now that’s a billion fewer things users need to worry about… The other day I had a chance to catch up with…

MongoDB Makers 10gen Hire First CFO

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “10gen, the creator and proprietor of the extremely popular MongoDB NoSQL database, is growing up fast and on Tuesday announced it has hired Sydney Carey as the company’s first-ever chief financial officer. Carey comes from enterprise software company Tibco where she was executive vice president and CFO.…

A Closer Look at Neo4j – the Graph Database

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by Paul Williams The recent upward tick in the popularity of graph databases within the NoSQL movement reflects the trend of Big Data, partly generated by social data. Enterprises are turning to graph databases to figure out customer purchasing patterns, voting history, as well as that proverbial “needle in the haystack” bit of valuable information.…

Allowing for Scalability with NoSQL

Office Politics: A Rise to the Top

by Angela Guess Simon Metson of Datacenter Dynamics recently wrote, “All applications have inherent limits in what they can support. As organizations grow, so do their expectations on the apps they use. Development and operations teams need to plan for large scale from day one — not react to it when it finally happens. When…

Pentaho, ThinkBig, & the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Storage vendors and network equipment manufacturers are the low-hanging fruit for a budding partnership between open-source data management and business intelligence software supplier Pentaho and boutique big-data consultancy Think Big Analytics. But that’s just the beginning. ‘Storage and networking opportunities are part of the larger megatrend,…

Deep Information Sciences Raises $10M for DeepDB

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of GigaOM reports, “Investors continue to bet on databases that can handle large swaths and wide varieties of data. The latest proof point:  Deep Information Sciences on Tuesday said it has $10 million in new Series A funding to fuel what it calls a high-performing transactional and analytic database. Funding sources include…

New White Paper: Why NoSQL Matters

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by Angela Guess CIO.com has posted a recent white paper out of MarkLogic Corporation entitled Why Enterprise NoSQL Matters. The description states, “The good, old-fashioned relational database, a well-understood technology with a known list of providers for two decades, has faced disruption since the turn of the millennium, and the disruption is peaking now. The…

Rackspace Buys Exceptional Cloud Services

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “Rackspace shelled out an undisclosed sum for Exceptional Cloud Services, a San-Francisco-based startup that develops solutions for Redis. Redis is a popular open source key-value store that is designed to support large databases which process transactions at very rapid speeds – in other words, Big Data.…

NoSQL Steps Things Up in Europe

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by Angela Guess Brian McKenna of Computer Weekly reports, “NoSQL suppliers DataStax, CouchBase and 10Gen all smell blood as they land and expand on European territory. All seem to sense a weakening of the relational model, with its neat rows and columns. DataStax, whose business is based on a distribution of open source NoSQL columnar database Cassandra, has opened its EMEA…