NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Agenda Announced for NoSQL Now! 2012

by Angela Guess We are pleased to report that DATAVERSITY has announced the agenda of the NoSQL Now! 2012 Conference. Registration is also now open for the highly anticipated conference which will cover the dynamic field of NoSQL technologies. The article states, “The event will take place August 21 – 23, 2012 in San Jose…

Pentaho and MongoDB Announce Native Integration

by Angela Guess Andrew Bust of ZDnet reports, “Pentaho and MongoDB developer 10gen announced native integration between their respective products. This is a big deal. In yesterday’s post on Cloudant, I mentioned that NoSQL and Big Data overlap quite a bit. In numerous previous posts I’ve discussed the commonalities between the BI and Big Data worlds.  Today’s announcement brings together leading open source BI…

Objectivity Gains Momentum

by Angela Guess Objectivity, a leading provider of object and graph databases, has recently seen a spike in business with fourteen different companies turning to Objectivity for solutions to their Big Data problems. The company reports, “Many companies in Asia, Europe and the U.S. have deployed new pilot programs in order to overcome limitations of…

Review: Cloud Deployment of Hadoop and HBase (Part 1-1)

by Charles Roe Jonathan Hsieh, an HBase engineer at Cloudera, began his four-part NoSQL Now! 2011 Conference tutorial-presentation on Hadoop and HBase by discussing two different computer programs. The first was an old psychotherapist program from his youth where you could ask a question like, “What is the capital of Argentina?” and possibly get back…

NoSQL and Business Intelligence

by Angela Guess Barry Devlin of Smart Data Collective recently examined how well Business Intelligence and NoSQL databases can work together. He begins, “Business intelligence (BI) has long been associated with relational databases and the SQL language.  From the earliest days of data warehousing, the qualities of the relational model have been highly valued in…

My NoSQL/Big Data Epiphany

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by John Biderman Let’s face it: the whole NoSQL/Big Data thing has traditional data management professionals (in whose ranks I count myself) at best concerned, at worst terrified.  Several of our most closely held shibboleths are being sundered.  Where’s the data model?  Where are the keys, the constraints?  How do I enforce data quality? How…

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…