Topic: databases

Is Spark replacing Hadoop?

The Apache Hadoop project took off in enterprises over a fairly short period of time. Four or five years ago, Hadoop was just becoming a “thing” for enterprise data processing and experimentation. MapReduce was at the heart of that thing, and Spark was still only a research project at the University of California at Berkeley. … continue reading

Forecast 2016: Predictions from around the industry

To paraphrase that great thinker, Ferris Bueller: “Technology moves pretty fast. It you don’t look around once in a while, you could miss it.” So, to get 2016  rolling, we’ve asked luminaries and thought leaders in the software development space to look around and tell us what they expect from the field this year. Kelly … continue reading

PostgreSQL 9.5 finally clears migration path from MySQL

The PostgreSQL community has a new version of its database to play with. Version 9.5 arrived today, and with it came a number of updated features, the most prominent of which promises to bridge the final gap between MySQL and PostgreSQL. In version 9.5, PostgreSQL gets an UPSERT feature for the first time. This was … continue reading

JetBrains database survey results, a new cryptocurrency, and girls wanting to enter STEM careers—SD Times news digest: Dec. 28, 2015

SQL interest is growing, and it doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon, according to a report. JetBrains has released survey results from its “How Developers Use Databases Today” report, which found out of 19,000,000 developers worldwide, about 36% of them are SQL developers. The survey collected answers from about 2,000 respondents, and … continue reading

JetBrains unveils DataGrip 1.0

JetBrains is ready to release the first version of its new IDE for developers. It has announced DataGrip 1.0, formerly known as 0xDBE, designed to be a developer’s “Swiss Army Knife for databases and SQL,” according to the company. “For a year and a half we ran an Early Access Program (EAP) for this product … continue reading

The openCypher Project, top executives leave Dell, and Heroku joins with Parse—SD Times news digest: Oct. 23, 2015

Neo Technology is launching a new open-source project to make the graph query language Cypher available to the masses. The project, openCypher, will provide a Cypher language specification, a reference implementation, a technology compatibility kit for vendors, and reference documentation for Cypher releases. Initial supporters of the project include Oracle, Databricks, Tableau, GraphAware, GrapheneDB, Graph … continue reading

JetBrains previews new IDE for SQL and databases

JetBrains is giving developers some insight into what they can expect from the company’s upcoming IDE. OxDBE is a new IDE for developers working with SQL and databases. The company has announced the OxDBE 1.0 Preview, a nearly finished version of the product. According to the company, the IDE will feature: Faster and more accurate … continue reading

Tamr launches beta of metadata cataloging service

Tamr today announced the opening of a public beta program for Tamr Catalog, a metadata cataloging service for enterprise data stores. The new software offering is designed to provide an alternative to master data management by keeping an inventory of all the enterprise data sources, not just the large corporately backed ones. Tamr is focused … continue reading

Guest View: Seven best practices for Big Data management your business will benefit from

It is hard to talk about Big Data without talking about management, integration and warehousing matters. There are just so many things that are involved in data management. Almost all businesses have Big Data projects that are currently in the pipeline. Handling Big Data is a major headache. There are so many things that you … continue reading

Containers steal the show at VMworld

Containers were the only thing anyone could talk about at VMworld this week, and yet the discussions were not about how great they are. Rather, the discussions were about, “How do we use this stuff in an enterprise?” VMware has a very distinct answer: Run the container inside of a virtual machine. And it is … continue reading

Guest View: How open source can help you break free of the storage Matrix

Remember the reality presented in the movie “The Matrix”? While the population lived in a fantasy world, they were actually being used as an energy source. A small group of revolutionaries led by Neo would fight the powers that be to free the human race. The world as the machines and Agents knew it was … continue reading

NoSQL: It really is all in the name

For most of the 1990s, databases were the most boring tool in the shed. The rise of the Web over the aughts changed the demands placed on databases, but did not meaningfully change the form of the data stores we so know and love in our day-to-day application work. The constraints placed on applications to … continue reading

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