Topic: nosql

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

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

Apache Cassandra 3.0 arrives

Apache’s NoSQL key-value store, Cassandra, reached version 3.0 today, with dozens of bug fixes and performance improvements. Chief among the changes is the improvement of data consistency operations, as well as savings when it comes to space used by the data store. Among the changes in this release are the new materialized views and user-defined … continue reading

MapR adds JSON support to its NoSQL database

MapR Technologies today announced the availability of a developer preview of its new native JSON support inside Hadoop. This addition gives users access to a document store that can be linked directly into Hadoop. The new JSON support is included in MapR-DB, a NoSQL data store. Anil Gadre, senior vice president of product management at … continue reading

Datapipe and DataStax team up to bring data analytics to the enterprise

Datapipe and DataStax have announced a new partnership to streamline data analysis for the enterprise. The partnership will give Datapipe the ability to securely dissect and analyze massive data sets in real time, regardless of the cloud environment. “Web, mobile and Internet of Things applications are generating huge distributed data sets for enterprises to manage, … 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

Couchbase unveils N1QL, a new SQL query language in Couchbase Server 4.0

Couchbase is rolling out a new SQL query language that gives developers the ability to combine JSON data modeling with declarative SQL queries for NoSQL data. The NoSQL database platform provider announced a beta of the N1QL language as part of Couchbase Server 4.0. According to Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold, N1QL is a NoSQL query … 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

ASF announces Apache Drill 1.0

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the release of Apache Drill 1.0. Drill is a schema-free SQL query engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and cloud storage that uses columnar execution, data-driven query compilation, and the JSON document model to store data in various formats for Big Data analytics and BI. Drill was upgraded to a Top-Level … continue reading

Windows 10 Build 10080 for phones released, Oracle’s Big Data Spatial and Graph, and mobile-friendly ranking on Bing—SD Times news digest: May 15, 2015

Microsoft has announced the release of its Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones Build 10080. The release adds improvements and support for additional phones Windows Insiders have been requesting, according to the company. New phone support includes the Lumia 930/Lumia Icon, Lumia 640 and 640 XL, and the HTC One (M8). Additions to the build … continue reading

Google’s Cloud Bigtable, NativeScript 1.0.0, and the rise of social business apps—SD Times news digest: May 7, 2015

Google has launched Cloud Bigtable, a scalable, fully managed NoSQL database service available through the open-source Apache HBase API. Google Cloud Bigtable is an enterprise-focused NoSQL service for high-volume data ingestion, analytics and data-heavy serving workloads. The service includes a natively integrated open-source interface for Hadoop imported to existing HBase clusters along with replicated storage … continue reading

Hadoop and beyond: A primer on Big Data for the little guy

Have you heard the news? A “data lake” overflowing with information about Hadoop and other tools, data science and more threatens to drown IT shops. What’s worse, some Big Data efforts may fail to stay afloat if they don’t prove their worth early on. “Here’s a credible angle on why Big Data could implode,” began … continue reading

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