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FoundationDB and DataRPM Partner to Simplify Analytics & Visualization on Next Generation Database

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the companies, “FoundationDB, the company behind next generation database software that uniquely combines scalability and consistency, today announced a technology partnership with DataRPM, the industry pioneer in cognitive big data discovery & analytics platform. The integration allows users to perform data analysis, discovery and natural language…

Will We See Cassandra in Every Fortune 100 Companies?

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by Angela Guess Derek du Preez of Diginomica reports, “DataStax has made good headway in short four years and it’s co-founder, Matt Pfeil, told me that it is already in 25% of all Fortune 100 companies (in some form or another). He added that over the next decade, he is certain that this figure can rise…

Hadoop or Relational – Wrong Question

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by Gil Allouche Big data is on the rise. It’s being implemented by more businesses than ever, and it’s becoming even more available because of big data in the cloud which gives affordable, quality access to businesses of all sizes. The increasing popularity and accessibility make big data extremely attractive to many different businesses, which…

$110 Mil Revitalizes MapR’s Hadoop Push

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by Jelani Harper In a recent article for Gigaom, Derek Harris wrote, “Hadoop vendor MapR has raised $110 million in capital to help it keep growing in a heated enterprise Hadoop market. Most of the funding — $80 million — came in the form of venture capital from Google Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and MapR’s previous investors…

Couchbase Funds Further Work on its NoSQL JSON Database for Mobile

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by Jelani Harper Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently wrote that, “Open-source NoSQL firm Couchbase says a new round of investment worth $60m will help fund further work on its mobile software and the creation of a worldwide technical support channel. The series E round, participated in by all the document-oriented database firm’s existing backers but…

Dell Targets Hadoop with Hardware Release

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by Jelani Harper Serdar Yegulalp of Infoworld reported that, “Dell today became the latest hardware vendor to tailor a solution specifically for Hadoop, the big data analysis framework that’s practically become its own software ecosystem. Dell’s appliance is being pitched as an in-memory acceleration solution that runs Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution. This latest addition is a…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling

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by Karen Lopez This week I again came across a few articles on the Internet (they must be true!) that insist NoSQL means people get data faster, with none of that nasty business of data modeling or analysis. While it’s wonderful to hear about advances in data science, I’m still not convinced that these sentiments…

Aerospike Raises $20M, Open-Sources Its NoSQL Database

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “NoSQL database startup Aerospike has raised a $20 million series C round of venture capital and is open sourcing its in-memory key-value store. NEA led the round, which also included Columbus Nova Technology Partners, Alsop Louie Partners and Regis McKenna. The company, which launched in 2011 as Citrusleaf, raised an undisclosed amount of…