NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

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…

An Inside Look at Graph Databases

by Angela Guess Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology, recently shared his insights regarding graph databases on Mashable.com. He writes, “Until the NOSQL wave hit a few years ago, the least fun part of a project was dealing with its database. Now there are new technologies to keep the adventuresome developer busy. The catch is,…

10gen Partners with EdX on MongoDB Training, Improvement of Learning Platform

by Angela Guess According to Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica, “10gen, the company behind the MongoDB open-source ‘NoSQL’ database, has teamed with EdX—the free online education collaboration between MIT, Harvard, and the University of California Berkeley—to bring MongoDB training to the Web and to accelerate the release of EdX’s online learning platform as open source. In…

So you want to be a NoSQL Engineer?

by Jody Ray Bennett As the world’s stored digital data grows unfathomably, NoSQL (often referred to as “not only” SQL) serves as a means to navigate these massive stores of data that SQL systems have trouble with.  For instance, between 2006 and 2010, stored data increased over 500% to over 1,000 exabytes (equal to one…

NoSQL and Scalability

by Angela Guess Ilya Katsov recently wrote, “Scalability is one of the main drivers of the NoSQL movement. As such, it encompasses distributed system coordination, failover, resource management and many other capabilities. It sounds like a big umbrella, and it is. Although it can hardly be said that NoSQL movement brought fundamentally new techniques into…

10gen Closes Funding Round with US Intelligence Investors

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of TechCrunch reports that “10gen, the sponsor company of the open source NoSQL database MongoDB, today announced undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, a non-profit private equity and venture capital firm that invests in technologies deemed beneficial to the U.S. intelligence community. The typical investment from In-Q-Tel is rumored to be between $1 million and $3…