Tag Archive for capabilities

PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta Features Improved NoSQL Capabilities

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by Angela Guess Roopesh Shenoy of Info Q reports, “PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta comes with the much-anticipated ‘binary JSON’ type, JSONB. This new storage format for document data is higher-performance and comes with indexing, functions and operators for manipulating JSON data. The JSONB type is a confluence of two projects – HStore and JSON. JSONB has everything JSON had,…

Apache Cassandra to Get an Update

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by Angela Guess Paul Krill of InfoWorld reports, “With its popularity growing, Apache’s Cassandra database for high-volume, real-time data management will be fitted with technical and query language improvements in the fall. The open source NoSQL database, which reached the 1.0 release stage last October, is now in use at companies including Disney, eBay, and Netflix, according…

Data Governance Technology

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by Angela Guess David Loshin has written an article for Inside Analysis regarding the technology used to support Data Governance. He writes, “As a prelude to the discussion, it is valuable to consider the operationalization of data governance, namely the transition from defined business policies that have direct relationships to good data management practices that…

Introduction to CouchDB & Membase

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by Angela Guess Hovhannes Avoyan recently completed his discussion of top NoSQL systems with a look at CouchDB and Membase. Starting with CouchDB, Avoyan writes, “If you’re looking for a database that is similar to Lotus Notes — you’ve found it. And that’s not a shock because its creator, Damien Katz, worked on Lotus Notes…

Can Hadoop Cut It?

by Angela Guess A recent article asks the question, is Hadoop our only hope for dealing with Big Data? The article begins, “There has been an absolute explosion in the data space recently… The level of required scale and sophistication of even a small startup is accelerating along with increasing expectations for “real-time” answers. The…

Big Questions for Big Data

by Angela Guess A new article by Timo Kissel discusses the possibilities of Big Data, noting, “‘Big Data’ is a much-buzzed-about topic of conversation these days, and many of these conversations have been around the mechanics of how to deal with large amounts of data… But what’s more exciting to me is the use of…