EDW Recap: 4 Lessons Learned from Using NoSQL

by Angela Guess Srini Penchikala recently wrote in InfoQ, “Mike Bowers, Enterprise Data Architect at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), spoke at the recent Enterprise Data World Conference (EDW) about lessons learned from eight years of using NoSQL databases. He talked about the design considerations on how to choose a NoSQL database. […]

Best Practices for NoSQL Databases

by Angela Guess Wayne Kernochan recently shared his thoughts on NoSQL best practices in Enterprise Apps Today. His list begins, “(1) In many if not most cases, the NoSQL database should be used as a complement to an existing or additional relational database that at the least handles deeper post-arrival data analytics. (2) All else […]

Introducing Neo4j 3.0

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced the immediate general availability of Neo4j 3.0 — a landmark release propelling graph databases into the mainstream thanks to its massive scalability, new language drivers and a raft of other developer-friendly properties. […]

Aerospike Wants to Bring NoSQL to Finance in a Big Way

by Angela Guess Renee Caruthers reports in FierceFinanceIT, “As financial companies increasingly leverage big data, they have explored and embraced non-relational databases for their most advanced analytics. But NoSQL database provider Aerospike envisions bigger use cases in finance. ‘There is a huge amount of investment in those technologies for analytics uses, and it’s easier to […]

When and Why to Choose a NoSQL Database

by Angela Guess Lisa Vaas recently wrote in Ars Technica, “Poke around the infrastructure of any startup website or mobile app these days, and you’re bound to find something other than a relational database doing much of the heavy lifting. Take, for example, the Boston-based startup Wanderu. This bus- and train-focused travel deal site launched […]

The Top 10 Big Data Analytics Technologies

by Angela Guess Gil Press recently wrote in Forbes, “As the big data analytics market rapidly expands to include mainstream customers, which technologies are most in demand and promise the most growth potential? The answers can be found in TechRadar: Big Data, Q1 2016, a new Forrester Research report evaluating the maturity and trajectory of […]

MapR Ships Converged Data Platform with Extended Security, Data Governance

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only converged data platform, today announced the immediate availability of the MapR Converged Data Platform with new security, data governance and performance enhancements. The MapR Platform is uniquely architected to converge Hadoop with Spark, web-scale storage, NoSQL, […]

When to Consider a Cloud-Based NoSQL Database

by Angela Guess Darren Cibis recently wrote in DZone, “With the current move to cloud computing, the need to scale applications presents itself as a challenge for storing data. If you are using a traditional relational database you may find yourself working on a complex policy for distributing your database load across multiple database instances. […]

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