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The four main categories of NoSQL or Not-Only SQL Database systems are gaining popularity for Big Data, Web and Specialized applications. Key-Value Stores enable the storage of unstructured or schemaless data, aligned as a key and actual data; Column-Family databases, store



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IBM has agreed to acquire Cloudant, Inc., a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to create mobile and web apps. Following the close, which is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2014, Cloudant will join IBM's newly formed Information and Analytics Group led by Senior Vice President Bob Picciano, a business unit within the IBM Software & Systems Group.

Posted February 24, 2014

In the last several years, there has been an explosion in the array of choices for not only managing relational and unstructured data but also protecting it and extracting value from it. To shine a spotlight on the best data management offerings, DBTA will soon open nominations for our first-ever Readers' Choice Awards.

Posted February 21, 2014

MapR Technologies, a provider of an an enterprise-grade platform for NoSQL and Hadoop, is expanding its Asia Pac presence with a new office in Seoul and a partnership agreement with LG CNS, a global IT service provider that will provide system integration and consulting services across Korea for the MapR Distribution for Hadoop and NoSQL.

Posted February 19, 2014

Couchbase provides a distributed NoSQL document database for interactive applications. The company just released Couchbase Server Enterprise Edition 2.5 with new high availability and security features. Bob Wiederhold, president and CEO of Couchbase, talks with DBTA about the new release and how the landscape for NoSQL database technology is changing.

Posted February 12, 2014

In order to be effective, big data analytics must present a clear and consistent picture of what's happening in and around the enterprise. Does a new generation of databases and platforms offer the scalability and velocity required for cloud-based, big data-based applications—or will more traditional relational databases come roaring back for all levels of big data challenges?

Posted February 10, 2014

Solid State Disk (SSD)—particularly flash SSD—promised to revolutionize database performance by providing a storage media that was orders of magnitude faster than magnetic disk, offering the first significant improvement in disk I/O latency for decades. Aerospike is a NoSQL database that attempts to provide a database architecture that can fully exploit the I/O characteristics of flash SSD.

Posted February 10, 2014

Relational database technology continues to do much of the heavy lifting in enterprise environments. But, as an avalanche of unstructured data from an increasingly wide array of sources rushes in, organizations are also turning to Not only SQL (NoSQL) database systems to uncover valuable insight buried in their dark data. How do you know when it's time to put NoSQL to work and avoid making the wrong choice?

Posted February 07, 2014

To better reflect the company's position as a leading database-as-a-service provider in the Redis ecosystem, as well as its ongoing dedication advancing Redis, Garantia Data has changed its name to Redis Labs. With the evolution of Redis, and with Redis becoming one of the three databases chosen by developers for new applications, the company says that the re-branding more appropriately describes its commitment to the NoSQL database and to making this database one of the leading databases in years to come.

Posted February 03, 2014

Neo Technology announced the release of the Neo4j 2.0 graph database. With its strong emphasis on accessibility, the company says any user can install Neo4j 2.0 and benefit from graph database technology.

Posted January 21, 2014

In response to the growing demand for MultiValue data in the cloud, Mark Pick launched Pick Cloud, Inc. in November 2012. Recently, Mark Pick, president and CEO of Pick Cloud, reflected on the reaction to the new company and changing MultiValue market dynamics.

Posted January 07, 2014

DataStax and Google engineers have collaborated on testing and validation of the scalability, reliability and performance of mission-critical online applications that are built on DataStax Enterprise with Google Compute Engine. In addition, DataStax and Google intend to continue with performance and stress testing, and also to expand testing to include a current customer in order to gain real-life experience.

Posted December 10, 2013

DataStax has announced the latest version of DataStax Enterprise, version 3.2, which provides integrated and fault-tolerant analytics and enterprise search in a NoSQL database, a comprehensive security feature set, and OpsCenter 4.0 which provides visual features that make managing a distributed database cluster easier. According to the company, the new features provide a reliable out-of-the-box experience for companies to use the availability and scalability benefits of Apache Cassandra without the operational overhead of open source software.

Posted November 18, 2013

Offering DBAs and developers a new means to prove their expertise on MongoDB, the open source document database company has introduced a new program that offers comprehensive exams worldwide through MongoDB University. MongoDB will first offer the Associate MongoDB Certified Developer exam beginning December 3.

Posted November 13, 2013

Although the concept of NoSQL is relatively new, some of the players have actually been around for a while. Yet, the concept of what NoSQL means continues to change. With all that in mind, let's take a look at the world of NoSQL.

Posted November 13, 2013

MarkLogic unveiled the latest version of its Enterprise NoSQL database platform, MarkLogic 7. With this release, MarkLogic automates the process of placing data in the storage tiers that are most cost-effective and performance-appropriate, and introduces the new MarkLogic Semantics option.

Posted October 23, 2013

Security for NoSQL continues to evolve rapidly in order to attract wider enterprise adoption. Robust security is a must-have for any database in the enterprise, and over the decades since the emergence of the relational model, security and authentication capabilities have continually improved. The first new-generation non-relational "NoSQL" databases, like the early relational databases, had very simplistic security mechanisms. Here is how security for NoSQL is changing.

Posted October 09, 2013

NoSQL database vendor MongoDB today announced it has secured $150 million in financing, which the company described as the largest single funding round for any database vendor, NoSQL or otherwise. MongoDB, which is headquartered in Palo Alto and New York, will direct this funding toward the core MongoDB project, as well as toward the MongoDB Management Service, which provides tools and services to operate MongoDB at scale, and to growing its user base globally.

Posted October 04, 2013

MongoDB, a provider of a NoSQL database, is offering private training that enterprise subscribers can access through MongoDB University on-demand. MongoDB is an open source company, and because its NoSQL database is fairly new to the market, there is a thirst to know how the technology works, Andrew Erlichson, vice president of education and cloud services, MongoDB, explained in an interview.

Posted September 18, 2013

Developed over a 4-year period including a 5-month beta testing program involving more than 2,000 participants, the FoundationDB NoSQL database platform is now generally available. According to the company, the new release combines NoSQL scalability with high-performance multi-key ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) transactions.

Posted August 20, 2013

In a move designed to provide SQL capabilities on top of FoundationDB, the Vienna, Virginia-based company has announced the acquisition of Akiban Technologies. FoundationDB is a scalable and fault tolerant NoSQL database with high performance cross-node fully ACID transactions. Akiban provides a SQL database with an object-structured design.

Posted July 23, 2013

Tokutek, providing database performance at scale, has released TokuMX, an upgraded storage engine for MongoDB that increases performance and database compression. TokuMX speeds indexing by 10x or more for greater scalability of large databases. TokuMX features Tokutek's patented Fractal Tree Indexing to improve how MongoDB organizes and stores information. With its high performance indexing, TokuMX is ideal for applications that must simultaneously query and update large volumes of rapidly arriving data. "We feel that this going to be a very welcome development in the MongoDB world to be able to handle tens of thousands of accesses to the database per second," John Partridge, CEO of Tokutek, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

Posted June 25, 2013

When NoSQL first hit the IT consciousness in 2009, an explosion of NoSQL databases seemed to appear out of thin air. Some of these contenders had in fact been around for some time, with others thrown together rather quickly to exploit the NoSQL buzz. The NoSQL pack thinned out as leaders in specific categories emerged, but for some time, there was no clear leading key-value NoSQL database.

Posted June 13, 2013

Within today's ever-changing landscape of technology and consumer requirements, it can be difficult to understand what solutions are relevant for your data management needs. Wading through the hype of new solutions that can accomplish everything has taken up precious time and energy from the leadership of established organizations. Understanding how to implement the right tool for the job is not as simple as it seems and in many cases, it's best to take into consideration the advantages of utilizing proven technologies to drive the most value from your solution stack.

Posted June 03, 2013

NoSQL databases are becoming increasingly popular for analyzing big data. There are very few NoSQL solutions, however, that provide the combination of scalability, reliability and data consistency required in a mission-critical application. As the open source implementation of Google's BigTable architecture, HBase is a NoSQL database that integrates directly with Hadoop and meets these requirements for a mission-critical database.

Posted May 09, 2013

Objectivity, Inc., a provider of NoSQL database solutions for big data, has introduced InfiniteGraph 3.1, delivering improved path finding for faster search results, better ingest performance, expanded visualization features, and navigator plug-in enhancements. With the newest release of InfiniteGraph, companies can discover previously inaccessible relationships and connection information between data faster than ever before, thus unlocking "in-time" answers in their big data.

Posted April 29, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation, the provider of an enterprise NoSQL database platform, announced that it has closed a $25 million round of growth capital led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, with participation from Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom also made a personal investment in this financing round. With capital to fuel sales and marketing, MarkLogic seeks to go after the broader market of enterprise class customers while also targeting several key areas for feature expansion, Bloom told DBTA.

Posted April 25, 2013

Big data has unceremoniously ended the era of the "all-purpose database." The days of sticking uniform data into a single database and running all your business applications off it are gone. Business data today comes in a variety of formats, from countless sources, in huge volumes and at fantastic speeds. Some data is incredibly valuable the instant it arrives, other data is only valuable when combined with large amounts of additional data and analyzed over time.

Posted April 10, 2013

The term "NoSQL" is widely acknowledged as an unfortunate and inaccurate tag for the non-relational databases that have emerged in the past five years. The databases that are associated with the NoSQL label have a wide variety of characteristics, but most reject the strict transactions and stringent relational model that are explicitly part of the relational design. The ACID (Atomic-Consistent-Independent-Durable) transactions of the relational model make it virtually impossible to scale across data centers while maintaining high availability, and the fixed schemas defined by the relational model are often inappropriate in today's world of unstructured and rapidly mutating data.

Posted April 10, 2013

10gen, the MongoDB company, has released MongoDB 2.4, featuring hashed-based sharding, capped arrays, text search, and geospatial enhancements. 10gen has also introduced MongoDB Enterprise as part of a new MongoDB Enterprise subscription level, featuring new monitoring and security features including Kerberos Authentication and role-based privileges.

Posted March 27, 2013

FoundationDB has launched its new ACID-compliant NoSQL database platform, the first to combine NoSQL scalablity with high-performance multi-key ACID transactions across all data within the database, allowing developers to more easily create reliable and highly-scalable applications.

Posted March 05, 2013

Enterprise NoSQL database provider MarkLogic is making available a free developer license for MarkLogic Enterprise Edition. The developer license provides access to MarkLogic Enterprise Edition features such as integrated search, government-grade security, clustering, replication, failover, alerting, geospatial indexing, conversion, as well as a set of application development tools. MarkLogic also said it is making available a Java-based tool for importing data from MongoDB into MarkLogic.

Posted February 19, 2013

Garantia Data has announced the general availability of its Redis Cloud and Memcached Cloud database hosting services. According to the vendor, these are fully-automated, in-memory NoSQL cloud services offering Memcached and Redis data store systems. With pay-as-you-go pricing, Garantia Data charges users according to the size of their datasets rather than by cloud instances to avoid over-provisioning of RAM resources and allow users to pay for what they actually consume.

Posted February 19, 2013

Hadoop is the most significant concrete technology behind the so called "Big Data" revolution. Hadoop combines an economical model for storing massive quantities of data - the Hadoop Distributed File System - with a flexible model for programming massively scalable programs - MapReduce. However, as powerful and flexible as MapReduce might be, it is hardly a productive programming model. Programming in MapReduce reminds one of programming in Assembly language - the simplest operations require substantial code.

Posted February 19, 2013

Big data platform vendor DataStax has announced the early adopter program (EAP) of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3.0, providing core security capabilities to the entire Cassandra community, as well as advanced data protection in an enterprise-grade database. This allows modern enterprises to confidently adopt NoSQL databases as they scale their big data infrastructure.

Posted February 05, 2013

IT management company ManageEngine has announced that its on-premise application performance monitoring solution, Applications Manager, now supports NoSQL databases Apache Cassandra and MongoDB. This solution monitors application performance and provides operational intelligence for NoSQL technologies in addition to support for traditional relational databases such as Oracle, MySQL and memcached.

Posted February 05, 2013

Objectivity, Inc., a provider of the object and graph databases, has announced the availability of a new version of its flagship product, Objectivity/DB. Version 11.0 adds new enhancements for deployment, querying, and object clustering for improved big data analysis. Objectivity/DB is deployed in multiple verticals with customers including the U.S. Department of Defense, Ericsson, Siemens and X. "There are really two sets of new features," Leon Guzenda, founder of Objectivity, tells 5 Minute Briefing. One is more about tools and the placement of objects, and the other is heavily query-oriented.

Posted February 05, 2013

Distributed relational database technology vendor GenieDB has launched v 1.0, a MySQL storage engine plug-in that is intended to simplify and accelerate the distribution of mission-critical enterprise applications across multiple data centers and clouds, regardless of location. According to the company, the GenieDB solution provides peak application performance and resiliency and is cost-effective as it eliminates the expenses of switching to a NoSQL solution.

Posted January 22, 2013

A recent DBTA webcast providing an insightful overview of how graph technology enables organizations with real-time solutions for big data analytics is now available on-demand. Presented by Leon Guzenda, founder of Objectivity, this discussion covers existing graph database use cases and explores the latest features of InfiniteGraph 3.0, a distributed and commercially scalable graph database. The webcast, "Realize the value in your Big Data with Graph Technology," will be archived for the next 90 days.

Posted January 22, 2013

MetricStream, a provider of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) and quality management solutions, has announced a new big data analytics capability that provides greater visibility and transparency into organizations' risk profile. This capability will allow customers to more effectively manage the ever-increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data and help them overcome their risk management and regulatory compliance challenges.

Posted January 22, 2013

A webcast on Thursday, January 17, at 9 am PT/ 12 noon ET will provide an insightful overview of how graph technology enables organizations with real-time solutions for Big Data analytics. There are different types of graph database technologies and requirements needed to fully extract value from big data applications for improved services and new revenue generating opportunities. Presented by Leon Guzenda, founder of Objectivity, this discussion will cover existing graph database use cases and explore the latest features of InfiniteGraph 3.0, a distributed and commercially scalable graph database.

Posted January 15, 2013

The emergence of web-scale apps has put us in the midst of a database crisis. Mobile apps, cloud-based SaaS/PaaS architectures and the distributed nature of the web have forced the software industry to make difficult compromises on how they collect, process and store data. While traditional databases provide the power and simplicity of SQL and the reliability of ACID, they don't scale without herculean-inspired workarounds. Newer, NoSQL solutions come close but don't quite make the last mile. They're designed to scale elastically, even on commodity hardware, but force developers to program powerful querying features into their application and throw away years of learning SQL skills, tools and languages. To give developers a truly modern solution for this century, we need to rethink how we process the collection and storage of data. It's time for a revolution.

Posted January 03, 2013

Enterprise NoSQL vendor MarkLogic recently brought its summit series to New York. Themed as "Big Data, Beyond the Hype: Delivering Results," the one-day conference included presentations by MarkLogic executives as well as partners and customers. In his opening keynote, CEO Gary Bloom highlighted the need for a next-generation database to address the problems and opportunities posed by big data, while also cautioning that there are "a lot of shiny objects" in the market now trying to capture people's attention that may not deliver the necessary results.

Posted December 19, 2012

Oracle has announced the release of Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0, an enterprise-grade, key-value database for real-time big data workloads. The new release adds efficient support for storage and retrieval of large objects such as documents and images, tighter integration with both Oracle Database and Hadoop environments, as well as dynamic elasticity and automatic rebalancing for allocating storage and compute resources in response to changing production data processing requirements.

Posted December 19, 2012

As the undisputed pioneer of big data, Google established most of the key technologies underlying Hadoop and many of the NoSQL databases. The Google File System (GFS) allowed clusters of commodity servers to present their internal disk storage as a unified file system and inspired the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Google's column-oriented key value store BigTable influenced many NoSQL systems such as Apache HBase, Cassandra and HyperTable. And, of course, the Google Map-Reduce algorithm became the foundation computing model for Hadoop and was widely implemented in other NoSQL systems such as MongoDB.

Posted December 19, 2012

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