NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

The Data Problem & the Cloud Movement

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by Angela Guess Alex Williams of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers. And in the middle are…

Call For Participation: NoSQL Technologies Research Survey

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by Jelani Harper DATAVERSITY is working with CA Technologies and Erwin to conduct a survey regarding developments in NoSQL Technologies. The survey takes mere minutes to complete, and the results will be sent to respondents prior to July. Voice your opinion in the survey here. The introduction to the survey states, “Thank you for participating…

The More Data Skills, The Better

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by Angela Guess Christopher Nerney of DataInformed reports, “At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 22, John Roese, the CTO of technology company EMC, was one of several IT executives to cite the need for skilled data pros. ‘When it comes to analytics, there’s not a large talent pool. The actual tools are new. It’s a challenge…

Featured Video: Establishing a Career Path for Software Architects

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Establishing a Career Path for Software Architects from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess In addition to a wide variety of insightful technical sessions, last year’s NoSQL Now! Conference offered a number of practical lessons for business people. For example, Paul Preiss, CEO and Founder of IASA Global led a presentation entitled Establishing a Career Path for…

Featured Video: Why and When You Should Use Redis

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Why and When You Should Use Redis from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess The 2012 NoSQL Now! Conference featured a number of excellent discussions surrounding NoSQL solutions, advancements, tools, and use cases. One such discussion was led by Josiah Carlson, Chief Architect of ChowNow Inc. Carlson’s presentation was titled Why and When You Should Use Redis.…

Google Brings a “NoSQL-Like” Database to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, ” It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features…

MetLife Turns to NoSQL for Better Customer Service

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Developing an integrated customer view has been on the wish list at insurance giant MetLife for at least 10 years, but it recently took a fresh approach to the challenge by choosing a NoSQL database as the platform for bringing together data from more than 70…

A Closer Look at the MongoDB Document Database

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by Paul Williams The document database, MongoDB, is currently one of the most prevalent NoSQL databases on the market. MongoDB offers both open-source and enterprise versions with the complete support of its developers 10gen. It provides an innovative tool for an individual developer experimenting with the freely available community edition and more robust functionality for…

10 Things to Know About Couchbase

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by Angela Guess Don Pinto of Couchbase writes, “The bottom line for any sysadmin is to keep the database and in case of Couchbase, keeping the cluster up and running 24×7. With demanding app requirements, your cluster needs to be properly configured, sized and monitored. This can be quite challenging as things can fail anytime without…

Webinar: Making the Case for NoSQL

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Making the Case for NoSQL from DATAVERSITY  To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE. This Webinar was Sponsored by: 10gen | the MongoDB company About the Webinar Since relational databases were introduced in the 1970s, the environment has changed dramatically, and they are no longer best suited to solve all the challenges…