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JSON Disrupts SQL Market

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by Jelani Harper Eric Knorr of InfoWorld recently posted that, “Web developers love JSON (JavaScript Object Notation). Like XML, it’s a human-readable format for transmitting data, except it’s a whole lot easier to work with than XML. It just stands to reason that Web developers would find JavaScript a much more pleasant way of accessing…

The Internet of Things Secures Spain

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by Jelani Harper Kevin Fitchard of Gigaom reported, “Internet of things networking startup Sigfox just got into the burglar alarm business. On Thursday it announced a deal with Securitas Direct, the biggest provider of home and business security systems in Europe, to connect millions of alarms in Spain to its pervasive wireless network. Sigfox doesn’t…

$106 Million Keeps DataStax Competitive

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from DataStax reveals that, “DataStax, which helps companies deal with the vast troves of data scattered around the Internet, said it had raised $106 million, further enabling it take on incumbents such as Oracle Corp and Microsoft Corp. DataStax uses a technology known as Apache Cassandra, one of a new breed…

Oracle Pushes SQL and NoSQL

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by Jelani Harper Paul Krill of InfoWorld wrote, “It’s no secret that Oracle became very successful by selling relational database technology anchored by the venerable SQL standard. These days, SQL is being pushed out of the limelight by concepts like NoSQL, which is not confined by the rows and tables paradigm of the RDBMS. Oracle,…

Does the Cloud Signal the End for Data Virtualization?

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by Jelani Harper J. Peter Bruzzese of Infoword reported, “For years, when you thought of virtualization, you thought of EMC’s VMware subsidiary. It’s been there from the very beginning, created as a spinoff of U.S. military work to protect computer systems. But VMware’s virtualization dominance has been fading as IBM, Microsoft, and others have gained…

StorTrends 3500i Tests Well with StorageReview

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release from StorTrends states: “StorTrends® today announced that an independent lab test and benchmark conducted by StorageReview Enterprise Lab has found its StorTrends 3500i, SSD hybrid and/or full flash storage array, a powerful and easy to deploy hybrid storage platform built for high performance and maximum capacity.  During the benchmark testing, which was…

Lessons Learned from NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper KeyLines reviewed some of the key takeaways from the recent NoSQL Now! conference, which include: “1. Visualization is still an afterthought. Our presentation was one of the only ones discussing visualization, and the only one that talked about how to present large volumes of data to business users of applications. Of the…

Enterprise Data World 2015 Call for Presentations

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by Jelani Harper The call for presentations is out for Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference and Expo (EDW). This is the 19th production of this annual event and is recognized as the most comprehensive, educational, and vendor neutral data management conference. EDW 2015 will take place in Washington, DC from March 29th to April 2nd, 2015 at…

SemanticWeb.com and XSB Collaborate on Industrial Semantic Web

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by Jelani Harper A recent article by Jennifer Zaino reveals that: “An invitation was issued to developers at last week’s Semantic Technology and Business Conference: XSB and SemanticWeb.com have joined to sponsor the Semantic Web Developer Challenge, which asks participants to build sourcing and product life cycle management applications leveraging XSB’s PartLink Data Model. XSB…

Analytics for Dinner

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by Jelani Harper Vladimir Edelman of Tech Crunch reported: “Restaurants as we know them have remained the same for over 200 years, and fables about amazing restaurant tech have inevitably leapt to futuristic ideas: robot waiters, food printers, talking refrigerators. Today’s reality is far more interesting and complex than those sweeping visions. A tsunami of technology,…