Topic: databases

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

Altova MissionKit enhances its Big Data, database and XBRL tools

Altova MissionKit’s latest release features changes to its Big Data, database, and XBRL tools, designed to increase an organization’s productivity. Altova’s last big release was in February, and it focused mostly on support for JSON and .NET APIs, introducing new tools for JSON and features to speed up JSON development. Altova MissionKit 2017 latest updates … continue reading

Apache CouchDB 2.0, CA to acquire BlazeMeter, and Datadog’s APM extension—SD Times news digest: Sept. 21, 2016

The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices. “CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been … continue reading

What real-time data streaming means for the enterprise

Big Data has introduced some notable challenges to the enterprise world. At first, it was enough to wrangle the data (structured and not) and then to glean actionable information from it, but today, enterprises are shifting their priorities toward real-time analytics and data streams. Early tools couldn’t cope with the scale or speed involved in … continue reading

Apache Kudu becomes top-level project

The Apache Kudu Project is, as of today, a top-level project within the open-source technology foundation. Originally contributed by Cloudera, the project is an effort to build a highly efficient and fast analytics platform for quickly moving data, such as streams. Kudu, in practice, is actually a columnar storage manager for Hadoop. The system is … continue reading

Guest View: Relational vs. graph databases: Which to use and when?

Traditional relational databases, the powerhouse of software applications since the 1980s, work well when your data is predictable and fits well into tables, columns, rows, and wherever queries are not very join-intensive. But there are rich, connected domains all around us that relational software isn’t so well equipped at dealing with. Relational database-management systems (RDBMS) … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Hybrid data connectivity makes sense

As mobile, Internet of Things and Big Data applications loom on the horizon, NoSQL databases have increased in popularity for real-time data analytics, data archiving and batch data analytics. While you can use NoSQL to replace relational databases, Progress’s 2016 Data Connectivity Outlook Survey found that relational databases are still going strong. SD Times spoke … continue reading

MongoDB World 2016: Sumo Logic App for MongoDB, Infusion’s collaboration, Happiest Minds’ R2M solution, and Basis Technology’s technical partnership

MongoDB held its user conference in New York City this week, where more than 2,000 attendees gathered to network and learn more about how they can utilize the NoSQL database. “With data and analytics powering companies in every sector, the MongoDB community continues to grow rapidly,” said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO of MongoDB. “MongoDB … continue reading

NewSQL: Trying to solve what SQL and NoSQL can’t on their own

NewSQL and NoSQL have similarities and differences. The “right” database choice is all about the use case, as always. Depending on what your company is trying to accomplish, you likely have a mix of SQL and NoSQL solutions. And if you don’t, you likely will in the future. Like NoSQL, NewSQL was designed for modern … continue reading

MongoDB announces new database-as-a-service and real-time analytic solutions

MongoDB wants to empower developers to do more with its NoSQL database. The company unveiled MongoDB Atlas and MongoDB Connector for Apache Spark at its third annual MongoDB World conference in New York City today. “When people free their mind and focus on the problem or task at hand, you can do your best thinking,” … continue reading

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2016

Microsoft wants developers to build intelligent applications on-premises and in the cloud with the ability to get real-time insights with its latest release. The company has announced SQL Server 2016 is generally available. SQL Server 2016 is a new database for Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) that features in-memory column-stores, advanced analytics, and integration … continue reading

Runner provides hybrid cloud management

CenturyLink today announced the availability of Runner, a hybrid cloud IT-management platform. Runner puts management and provisioning tools based on Ansible in the hands of IT organizations, and can be used with both internal clouds and public ones. Runner is built around Ansible, the provisioning software purchased by Red Hat last fall. Using Ansible with … continue reading

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