Topic: databases

DataStax enters graph market

DataStax today moved into a new database market with the announcement that it will be releasing the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Graph datastore later this year. The new database is built on the foundations of Apache Cassandra and the Apache TinkerPop Project. DSE Graph is a distributed graph database, meaning it can be hosted in multiple … continue reading

Puppet releases Puppet Enterprise 2016.1, takes on a new president

Puppet today made major changes at the corporate level while also releasing the latest enterprise version of its software. Puppet Enterprise 2016.1 brings the Puppet Orchestration tool up to an enterprise-grade level of maturity, and adds visualization capabilities. For administrators, the underlying graph structure of the Puppet database allows for some interesting monitoring opportunities. With … continue reading

Analyst View: Microsoft and the new market realities

Microsoft releases SQL Server for Linux. Microsoft joins the Eclipse Foundation. Microsoft strikes a deep partnership with Red Hat. Microsoft open-sources .NET and C#. Microsoft releases Office for iOS. At this point we should collectively let our jaws rise to their natural closed position and understand that the game has changed. The reality is that … continue reading

The building blocks of SQL

SQL is the prime building block of the modern enterprise. All those exciting applications, nifty mobile apps and massive back-end projects are, essentially, useless without the data behind them. That data may not be so important at runtime if the application is just saving logs or form information, but at the end of the day, … continue reading

Security takes center stage at Strata conference

The Strata and Hadoop World Conference in San Jose kicked off this morning with tutorial sessions covering all manner of Apache projects and Big Data challenges. While the attendees learned about techniques, the vendors were busy announcing and detailing their latest and greatest Big Data software products. Security was a popular topic as Hadoop implementations … continue reading

Hortonworks collaborates with HP to improve Spark

Hortonworks, one of the three major Hadoop vendors, announced yesterday that it has been collaborating with HP to improve Apache Spark. The work has already yielded faster sort and in-memory computation for the project, as well as improved performance and usage for scalability. Hortonworks also announced the inclusion of Apache Kafka and Storm in its … continue reading

Guest View: The cool kids all use polyglot persistence, it’s time your enterprise does, too

If you haven’t heard of polyglot persistence before, simply put, it means using different database technologies to handle specific needs. The term was derived from something else you may have heard: polyglot programming, which expresses the idea that applications should be written in a mix of languages to take advantage of the fact that different … continue reading

Will code for food: How databases are changing food delivery

For the food industry, a rude awakening has been taking place. Chipotle, the burrito-heavy fast food chain, has experienced repeated E Coli outbreaks from tainted products in its supply chain. In an industry often still tied to pen and paper, tracing the sources for tainted products can be a nightmare. That’s where software comes in. … continue reading

Getting more from enterprise data

Companies are collecting, generating, storing and analyzing more data than ever before to improve their competitive standing. However, organizations vary significantly in their ability to leverage information across the enterprise and even between departments such as marketing and sales. All too often, available data, reports and analytics aren’t being leveraged as effectively as they could … continue reading

Apache Arrow unifies in-memory columnar storage

The database revolution happened a few years back, when NoSQL options stormed the world. Today, however, a second wave of innovation in data storage has been unleashed in the form of Apache Arrow. Arrow builds a standard for columnar in-memory analytics, and will provide a unified data structure, algorithms and cross-language bindings. The overall goal … continue reading

Basho updates Riak TS

Riak is not just for key values anymore. Basho, the company behind the Riak database, released an update for its newest product, Riak TS: a time series database. And with version 1.1, it is able to handle typical time series tasks. That’s because version 1.1 is the first edition of Riak TS to include support … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Touchdowns in Tech

The countdown to Super Bowl 50 has begun. If you are like other sports-loving Americans, you’re probably ironing your jersey, ordering a platter of wings, and inviting all your friends over to shotgun some six packs. If you’re like me, you’re flipping channels to find Animal Planet and waiting for the Puppy Bowl to begin … continue reading

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