NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

Amazon Cuts Price of DynamoDB NoSQL Database

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by Angela Guess In a new article for TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois reports, “Amazon just announced a large price reduction for its cloud-hosted NoSQL DynamoDB database service. Provision throughput capacity – that is, the number of reads and writes your application uses – now costs 35 percent less, and the price for indexed storage dropped by 75 percent. DynamoDB…

Why NoSQL is Better for Mobile Apps

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of Techopedia reports, “Mobile application development has taken off in recent years. The shift toward smartphones and tablets has given a huge boost to the number of mobile device users across the globe. Because of this growing community of mobile users, the demand and expectations for mobile applications have grown…

Gartner’s Tech Trends: Big Data, Semantic Tech, and NoSQL

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by Angela Guess According to an article out of BizTech2.com, Gartner has identified a number of top tech trends impacting business in 2013. The list includes Big Data, Semantic Technologies, and NoSQL. Under the category of Big Data, the article states, “Gartner defines big data as high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective,…

An Interview with Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth of Datanami reports, “This week at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, we sat down with the Mountain View-based private company’s CEO, Bob Wiederhold, to talk about the NoSQL ecosystem in general—and Couchbase’s expanding role in it… We talked briefly with the CEO about how the NoSQL race is shaking…

FoundationDB Releases New NoSQL Platform

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by Angela Guess Gery Menegaz of ZDnet reports that FoundationDB has released their new NoSQL platform: “By now, much has been written about the lower cost associated with running clusters of commodity servers. Much has also been written about the added flexibility of breaking free from schemas that are not well suited to modern tools…

NoSQL Now! Announces Call For Presentations

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by Angela Guess We are pleased to report that DATAVERSITY™ has issued a call for presentation submissions from NoSQL experts and thought leaders who would like to participate in the NoSQL Now! 2013 conference. An article announcing the call states, “The third annual NoSQL Now! event is designed to help businesses develop objective evaluation processes…

Intel, Hadoop, and Big Data

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by Angela Guess Ben Woo of Forbes reports, “On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Intel surprised the Big Data world by announcing its own Hadoop distribution. Aptly named the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop, the distribution includes several Intel contributed enhancements that it claims will improve performance and security. Namely, it has contributed enhancements to HDFS, YARN, HBase and Hive projects.…

Rackspace to Acquire ObjectRocket

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by Angela Guess A new article on GeekZone reports that “Rackspace Hosting has entered into an agreement to acquire ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service (DBaaS) provider. With ObjectRocket’s open source-based MongoDB solution, Rackspace will broaden its OpenStack-based open cloud platform to offer customers a NoSQL DBaaS. The ObjectRocket offering also immediately expands Rackspace’s capability…

An Overview of Virtuoso Universal Server

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by Paul Williams When doing the research for DATAVERSITY’s™ series on the NoSQL movement, one of the many products that stood out, spanning most of the sometimes overlapping sub-categories underneath that nouveau database banner. Virtuoso Universal Server, developed by OpenLink Software, seems almost like a Swiss Army Knife of database platforms, encompassing a wide array…

Current NoSQL Job Trends

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by Angela Guess Robert Diana of DZone recently shared NoSQL job trends for the month of February. He writes, “For the NoSQL job trends, I am continuing to focus on Cassandra, Redis, Voldemort, SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, and Riak. As was stated previously, Hadoop continues to be the clear leader in demand and still flattens the trends of other solutions. However, the gap is steadily shrinking…