NoSQL News, Articles, & Education

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…

Five Sexy Features of NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Jake Neeley of VPS.net recently shared five of NoSQL’s most attractive features. He writes, “NoSQL has been a buzzword of sorts for over two years as the technology has evolved and allowed programmers the ability to execute database management tasks with more ease and efficiency. While the features are not without critics and…

Federated Media Uses Aerospike’s NoSQL Database to Power Third Largest Ad Network

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by Angela Guess Federated Media and Aerospike report, “Competing for attention on the content-saturated Web is no small task, particularly for independent publishers without the expansive resources of large media companies and major service platforms. Federated Media Publishing, which provides advertising services, audience analytics, and reader engagement tools to more than 145,000 sites, is helping…

Garantia Launches In-Memory NoSQL Cloud Storage Platform

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by Angela Guess Christopher Tozzi of The VAR Guy reports, “In the cloud as well as on personal PCs, disk I/O speeds remain one of the greatest bottlenecks in computing performance–which is unsurprising, since hard-disk technology has changed little in 20 years. But there’s an old trick for bypassing this limitation: In-memory computing, the technology…

Oracle’s Latest MySQL Release Falls Short

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Ellis of DataStax recently opined, “The big news for MySQL 5.6 was the inclusion of ‘NoSQL’ features in the form of a memcached api for get and put operations. In cases like this, it’s tough to tell whether Oracle got this so wrong deliberately to sow confusion in the market, or because they really…

Get Serious: Upgrade to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Michaline Todd of MarkLogic reports, “From the start, the NoSQL movement within the developer community has been grounded in the idea that there needed to be a different way of building applications that wasn’t boxed-in by the constraints of relational databases. Unfortunately, in their exuberance of being liberated from the chains of…