Topic: databases

Open source offers way into mature markets

MongoDB is in fifth place on db-engines.com’s list of databases based on popularity. Leading the way is Oracle, followed by the open-source MySQL project, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL. Kelly Stirman, vice president of strategy at MongoDB, told me this week at the company’s user conference that of 200 NoSQL databases that exist today, only … continue reading

Firefox Developer Edition, CA Technologies acquisition of Grid-Tools, and Red Hat Collections 2—SD Times news digest: June 4, 2015

Mozilla has updated its developer browser, Firefox Developer Edition, with new performance tools designed to help developers build interactive websites and Web apps. The new performance tools give developers a deeper understanding into how their apps, websites and games perform. The tools can be found under the performance tab. In addition, the performance tab features … continue reading

MongoDB creates BI connector, new tool to create rules, validations

One of the great appeals of NoSQL databases is the flexibility of schemas. Unlike relational databases, NoSQL schemas have a low up-front overhead and are easy to change over time. The disadvantage, though, is that they cannot take advantage of SQL structures, and this makes visualizing the data a difficult task. MongoDB is looking to … continue reading

WANdisco syncs Hadoop installations

WANdisco today announced the availability of WANdisco Fusion, a tool that can distribute data across multiple Hadoop clusters, keeping them up to date and in sync. Fusion uses active replication to bring updated information from one Hadoop cluster to another, regardless of the distances between them. Randy DeFauw, director of product marketing at WANdisco, said … continue reading

Percona acquires Tokutek

Percona yesterday announced its acquisition of Tokutek, maker of TokuDB and TokuMX, storage engines for MySQL and MongoDB, respectively. The move gives Percona a wider focus in the database market, bringing in for the first time NoSQL products to the Percona family. Jim Doherty, chief marketing officer of Percona, said, “Tokutek was a partner of … continue reading

Alation launches data query system based on natural language processing

Just as Google offers one place to search for all online data, Alation is hoping to offer a single place for enterprises to search their data. Alation, launched officially this morning, is a startup with software that ties into a company’s data stores, and then gives users a natural language search interface for querying that … continue reading

Neural pathways for a distributed processing network

Microservices can be seen as neurons in the brain, controlled by a cortex that provides processing context to the service. That’s the vision of Nashua, N.H.-based startup Pneuron (the p is silent), which has created a platform that interacts with underlying data and application systems, without the need for upfront, heavyweight aggregation and query writing. … continue reading

JFrog takes on enterprise artifact complexity with Docker

Enterprise software development generates a lot of bundles of files, from deployable artifacts to binary blobs. Keeping all of those artifacts straight has long been the task at which JFrog’s Artifactory excels. Now, containers are making it into the mix in a big way. Artifactory has supported Docker containers since September. This binary repository-management solution … continue reading

DataStax gets ready for graphs

DataStax plans to take its key-value store and add graph capabilities with the release later this year of DataStax Enterprise Graph. On Feb. 3, DataStax snatched up the maker of the TitanDB graph database, Aurelius. The move might have been somewhat suspicious at the time, as DataStax had been focusing all of its corporate energy … continue reading

Apache HBase hits 1.0

After eight years of development, Apache HBase officially reached version 1.0 yesterday. This stable release includes more than 1,500 bug fixes and changes, and has fully revised documentation. HBase is the database that runs inside of Hadoop, and can be used to store relational data from traditional data stores on the Hadoop File System. Michael … continue reading

Pivotal pivots to open source

In a move that begins to reposition the company alongside HP, Oracle and other full-stack enterprise software suite vendors, Pivotal today made several announcements around its Big Data offerings. Chief among these was the Pivotal Big Data Suite, which comprises Pivotal’s Big Data tools, all available under a single license. Not only is this suite … continue reading

A blended approach to managing data

Making the case for version control, testing environments and continuous integration when it comes to software development these days is a no brainer. But when it comes to the data behind your important applications, life-cycle management and data flow automation are still new ideas struggling to find their place in the market. That doesn’t mean, … continue reading

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