by Angela Guess
Christopher Tozzi of TheVarGuy.com reports, "Two major trends have emerged in the Big Data channel in recent months: First, NoSQL is becoming an increasingly popular database choice, and second, commitment to security is finally catching up with the drive to build Big Data infrastructures as quickly as possible. In a move that reflects both of these traits, DataStax has unveiled a new platform that combines easy NoSQL deployment with rigorous (by NoSQL standards, at least) security tools."
He goes on, "NoSQL, a class of databases that provide the same ultimate functionality as traditional database solutions such as MySQL but do it using an unorthodox approach that works particularly well with very large amounts of data, has been rising in popularity in recent months. As The VAR Guy himself noted back in October, for instance, NoSQL has been on VMWare’s radar in its ISV strategy. Talend, a major open source Big Data vendor, announced the addition of NoSQL support around the same time. Meanwhile, DataStax has been focusing intently on the NoSQL scene since the company’s founding in 2010 by two former employees of cloud vendor Rackspace. In particular, DataStax’s solutions cater to the NoSQL implementation produced by the open source Apache Cassandra project. DataStax is a young venture, but it enjoys an advantageous position in a growing market given its strong investment in a segment of the Big Data channel that promises to grow rapidly."
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