Tag Archive for database

The Growing Influence of NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler of Network World recently wrote, “Much of the movement to NoSQL is being driven by megatrends happening in the enterprise IT market. For example, developers are pushed to produce more applications faster. Having a database that’s more flexible, can be configured multiple different ways and changed on the fly (NoSQL…

MapR Makes NoSQL Database Freely Available

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by Angela Guess Ellis Booker of Information Week reports, “MapR’s API-compatible implementation of Apache HBase, the NoSQL in-Hadoop database, is now available for free download and unlimited production use, MapR Technologies announced Wednesday. ‘The big picture is having the marketplace understand Hadoop can go far beyond batch processes and support high-speed data sources, doing both…

Basho Releases Riak Enterprise 2.0

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet reports, “Database firm Basho says newly-available Riak Enterprise 2.0 will open the distributed NoSQL key-value data store to a wider audience and to new use cases, with extra data types and integrated Apache Solr search. Additional distributed data types in the new enterprise-supported version of the database, which…

Syapse Selects SYSTAP’s Bigdata® as Semantic Database for Precision Medicine Data Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that, “SYSTAP, LLC. [yesterday] announced that Syapse, the leading provider of software for enabling precision medicine, has selected Bigdata® as its backend semantic database. Syapse, which launched the Precision Medicine Data Platform in 2011, will use the Bigdata® database as a key element of…

In Defense of Care.data and the Opportunity to Save Lives

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by Angela Guess James Mucklow and Peter Bull recently wrote for The Guardian, “A colleague of ours visited his out of hours doctor service because of a painfully swollen knee, a condition he’d had once before. While there, he asked whether they could see any useful information from a previous GP visit for the same…

SPARQL And NoSQL: A Match On Many Levels

by Jennifer Zaino Is SPARQL the SQL for NoSQL? The question will be discussed at this month’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Jose by Arthur Keen, vp of solution architecture of startup SPARQL City. It’s not the first time that the industry has considered common database query languages for NoSQL (see this story at…