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The NoSQL Movement: Document Databases

by Paul Williams This installment of the DATAVERSITY series on the wide-ranging NoSQL movement covers Document Databases. Obviously, Document Stores center on the concept of data stored within a document. The encoding of this document can either be text in some form of a markup language or something formatted as binary. Examples of binary encoding…

An Inside Look at Google Spanner

by Angela Guess Google has published a paper on its project, Spanner. According to the abstract, “Spanner is Google’s scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database. It is the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions. This paper describes how Spanner is structured, its feature set, the rationale underlying various…

Versant Launches Latest Version of Versant JPA

by Angela Guess Versant has announced “the general availability of Versant JPA, a Java-based API that supports high-performance database and analytics operations for the new era of Big Data applications. The new release greatly reduces the cost and risks of migration to other proprietary NoSQL technologies by being fully compliant with the latest JPA specifications,…

Physicists Turn to NoSQL

by Angela Guess Brianna McKenna of Computer Weekly reports, “High-energy physicists working at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern in Switzerland are benefiting from a NoSQL database management system that gives them unified access to data from a slew of sources. Valentin Kuznetsov, a research associate and computer specialist at Cornell University, is…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Sr. Director, Technology

by Angela Guess Epsilon is looking for a Senior Director of Technology in Wakefield, MA. The post states, “We are seeking a strong technical leader and motivator who owns and drives technical projects and provides leadership for groups of engineers and knows how to get things done in an Agile environment. This role encompasses everything…

The NoSQL Movement — What is it?

by Paul Williams  Arguably the most controversial buzzword to come along in the data professional community in years, NoSQL means different things to different people. Over time, the “No” in NoSQL has effectively changed to “Not only,” which better reflects the multifaceted world surrounding this collection of predominately non-relational database technologies. NoSQL continues to grow…

10 NoSQL Standouts

by Angela Guess Peter Wayner of InfoWorld has shared a list of ten second generation NoSQL databases that stand out from the crowd. He writes, “The NoSQL buzzword caught fire just a few short years ago, but we’re already well into the second generation of the movement. While the early stacks of code were just…

Five Big Data & NoSQL Insights

by Angela Guess Dave Feinleib of Forbes recently shared five key insights regarding Big Data and NoSQL. He begins, “If you’re running a web site with a large number of customers, you’ve experienced the dreaded Big Data Performance Paradox. Just when you need your site to respond quickly to a successful marketing campaign, it slows…

US Intelligence Investing in Cloudant

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of TechCrunch reports, “Cloud-hosted database provider Cloudant announced it has received both a custom development agreement and an undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, an independent non-profit venture capital firm funded by the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. The announcement follows In-Q-Tel’s investment in MongoDB makers 10gen last month. In-Q-Tel investments are rumored to typically range from $1 million…

DataStax Raises $25M in Series C Funding

by Angela Guess According to a new release, DataStax has announced “the completion of a $25 million C round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital. This latest round of capital comes in the wake of explosive demand for DataStax, with company bookings increasing…