Topic: mongodb

Facebook is moving away from Parse, TypeScript 1.8 beta released, and Tails release 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2016

Facebook announced yesterday that it is closing the Parse service, and it will be fully retired on Jan. 28, 2017. Parse is Facebook’s mobile development platform, but the company will be focusing its resources elsewhere, according to the Parse blog. To help with this transition, Parse is releasing a database migration tool that lets developers … continue reading

MongoDB hits 3.2, becomes enterprise-ready

MongoDB hit version 3.2 today, bringing with it greater integrations to enterprise analytics tools, new storage engines, and a new performance-monitoring tool. Kelly Stirman, vice president of strategy at MongoDB, said that this release was heavily focused on giving enterprise users the features they need to build mission-critical applications on top of MongoDB. (Related: How … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … 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

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

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

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

Google’s empty Android Lollipop encryption promise, IBM Mobile Accessibility Checker, and Khronos Vulkan—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2015

Google’s pledge last September to require standard full-disk encryption on all Android Lollipop devices has turned out to simply be a “very strong recommendation.” According to a report from Ars Technica, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices do offer full-disk encryption, newer devices running Lollipop such as the second-generation Moto E and the … continue reading

MongoDB 3.0 announced

MongoDB has announced version 3.0 of its open-source NoSQL database, calling it a “landmark release” in terms of performance, flexibility, management capabilities and operating cost. MongoDB cofounder and CTO Eliot Horowitz announced MongoDB 3.0 in a blog post, detailing the new WiredTiger storage engine and enhancements to the original storage engine; a revamped production architecture … continue reading

MongoDB 2.8 features detailed

The MongoDB team has been out touring cities and detailing its plans for the future of its NoSQL database. At the last stop in San Francisco, the features for version 2.8 were laid out. Chief among them is document-level concurrency control, a feature that will enable developers to build write-intensive applications, like Internet of Things … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2014—Google updates Material Design, Dell and Red Hat coordinate on DevOps solution

Google’s Material Design gets another update Google is answering the comments and suggestions developers have been giving them about its material design by releasing another major update to the spec. One the biggest requests the company said it has received from developers and designers is quicker access to related developer documentation. Google has responded by … continue reading

Plugging in to Hadoop

Even if it’s not where they end up, Hadoop can be a great starting platform for a data-driven software company. That’s what San Francisco- and Taipei-based Fliptop found in 2009 when they launched a social media identity matching engine, ultimately employed by such companies as MailChimp, Dell, Toyota, Oracle and Nordstrom. Based on Amazon Web … continue reading

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