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RethinkDB Has Ported Their Database to Windows

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2016

RethinkDB has launched a Windows port of their database. This version of RethinkDB took a year of development, runs on Windows 64-bit and it is currently in beta.

R for SQL Server 2016

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 11, 2016

SQL Server is add support for the statistical programming language R.

IBM Extends its Cloud Data Analytics Services

by Abel Avram on  Feb 06, 2016

IBM has announced four new data services: Analytics Exchange, Compose Enterprise, Graph, and Predictive Analytics. IBM’s new data services are meant to enable users to analyze their own data or get access to datasets provided by IBM. While some of the services run on Bluemix, for others the data can be deployed on other clouds, including private ones.

Benchmarking Netflix Dynomite with Redis on AWS

by Alex Giamas on  Feb 03, 2016

Last year, Netflix Cloud Database Engineering (CDE) team introduced Dynomite. Dynomite is a proxy layer, aiming to turn any non-distributed database into a sharded, multi-region replication aware distributed database system. Now Netflix released a benchmark using Dynomite with Redis in AWS infrastructure.

How Airbnb Uses Net Promoter Score to Predict Guest Rebooking

by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 02, 2016 1

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a customer loyalty metric used to determine the likelihood that a customer will return to a company's website or use their service again. Airbnb uses NPS extensively in measuring the customer loyalty, as a more effective measurement to determine the likelihood that a customer will return to book again or recommend the company to their friends.

How Database Administration Fits into DevOps

by Ben Linders on  Jan 28, 2016 5

InfoQ interviewed Dan North about the activities that are performed by database administrators and how they are related to those done by developers and by operations, how database administration is usually organized, how the database fits into DevOps or Continuous Delivery, and what he expects that the future will bring for database administration when organizations adopt DevOps.

Hazelcast Version 3.6 Features Performance Improvements and Cloud Management

by Victor Grazi on  Jan 25, 2016

Hazelcast has released version 3.6 of their flagship in-memory grid and caching software, featuring numerous performance improvements and new cloud management and container deployment options.

Yahoo Open-Sources DataSketches for Faster Operations Over Streams

by Abraham Marín Pérez on  Jan 20, 2016

Yahoo has open-sourced DataSketches, a library written in Java for stochastic streaming algorithms. DataSketches is able to perform traditionally expensive operations, like counting distinct occurrences of a variable within a stream, using a fraction of time and memory and with a predictable error margin.

Riley Newman on How Airbnb Uses Data Science

by Jérôme Serrano on  Jan 10, 2016

Riley Newman, head of data science at Airbnb, recently published an article describing how the Californian startup defines and uses data science. He explains that data can be seen as the voice of the customers, and data science as an act of interpretation. He also details several initiatives that have been particularly important for scaling data science.

JetBrains Releases DataGrip 1.0 for SQL DBAs and Developers

by Abel Avram on  Dec 24, 2015

A year behind the schedule, JetBrains has made generally available the DBA tool DataGrip 1.0. Formerly known as 0xDBE, DataGrip is a tool for SQL database administrators and developers.

Yahoo! Benchmarks Apache Flink, Spark and Storm

by Abel Avram on  Dec 23, 2015

Yahoo! has benchmarked three of the main stream processing frameworks: Apache Flink, Spark and Storm.

Data Science in F# using FsLab: Interview with Tomas Petricek

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Dec 23, 2015

FsLab, a collection of F# ooen source libraries for doing Data Science, was released earlier this year, InfoQ reached out with Tomas Petricek, creator of the project, to get more details.

IBM Brings Watson to IoT

by Abel Avram on  Dec 16, 2015 1

IBM has inaugurated the IoT Global Headquarters and will use the Watson technology to analyze and interpret IoT data.

Three Ways to Get Core Data Multithreading Right

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 26, 2015

At #Pragma Conference 2015, Marcus Zarra, author of Pragmatic Bookshelf Core Data, described three approaches to using Core Data in a multithreaded environment and tried to clear up how Core Data should be used in 2015.

MongoDB Hits 3.2 and Becomes Enterprise Ready

by Alex Giamas on  Nov 25, 2015

MongoDB recently announced the newest version of its NoSQL database synonymous product. Building upon the new features introduced in 3.0 release, 3.2 is expanding and solidifying MongoDB’s interest towards the corporate world.

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