In what is probably a surprise to many developers, MySQL currently stores its critical system tables in MyISAM instead of InnoDB. Since MyISAM isn’t ACID compliant, there is a chance for data loss or corruption when modifying system objects such as privilege. Morgan Tocker has announced that the MySQL team intends to address this in the near future.
PostgreSQL 9.4 Beta comes with the much-anticipated "binary JSON" type, JSONB. This new storage format for document data is higher-performance and comes with indexing, functions and operators for manipulating JSON data.
Splunk, a company specializing in searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated data, has announced the release of Hunk 6.1. Hunk provides an analytics platform for big data. The new release also provides streaming resource libraries to connect Hunk to any NoSQL data store, such as Apache Cassandra, MongoDB, and Neo4j.
This year's ApacheCON North America conference saw key speakers focus on open source and its community. With more than 400 attendees, over 70 projects represented and 180 conference sessions it covered as many diverse topics as diverse the Apache Software Foundation projects are.
Twitter Engineering has released details about Manhattan, its real-time, multi-tenant distributed database.
Concurrent will release Cascading 3.0 in early summer to allow certain applications to run on multiple Big Data frameworks including MapReduce, Tez, Spark, Storm and others. Additionally, Driven, the new commercial product from Concurrent, provides powerful enterprise data application management for Big Data applications.
Hortonworks announced the release of Hive 0.13 which marks the completion of the Stinger initiative. The new release also includes performance improvements as well as some new SQL features. Hive is an open source SQL Engine written on top of Hadoop that lets users query big data warehouses by writing SQL queries instead of MapReduce jobs.
The Espresso Logic team has released a new product “Live Browser”, providing an instant HTML5 user interface for navigating databases in a master/detail format. Live Browser promises users the ability to explore, interact with and modify data from any enterprise databases, without any programming.
The latest version of Oracle NoSQL Database supports tabular data model, secondary indexing, security enhancements via Oracle Wallet integration, and data center enhancements. Oracle recently announced the release of version 3.0 of the distributed key-value database.
Starting from the premise that today “80 percent of enterprise data is unstructured and growing at twice the rate of structured data”, Cloudera and MongoDB have announced a “strategic” partnership meant to provide customers the option to combine Cloudera’s Apache-based Big Data platform with MongoDB’s NoSQL solution.
The recent theft from several BitCoin operators has sparked a debate whether eventually consistent databases are useful or not for banking.
The Internet of Things, Web APIs and Big Data will make continuous development a necessary reality and will tie developers down with maintenance work on completed applications, says Andrew Binstock of Dr. Dobbs. In that case, short sprints, continuous integration and deployment and modern programming practices are even more important to ensure a developer's time is better utilized.
The database source control and deployment system DBmaestro now offers SQL Server support. This tool, which is also available for Oracle, is designed to be used in environments where multiple instances of a database exist in development, QA, and staging branches that need to be kept in sync with source code changes.
DataBricks, the company behind Apache Spark, has announced a new addition into the Spark ecosystem called Spark SQL. Spark SQL is separate from Shark, and does not use Hive under the hood. InfoQ reached out to Reynold Xin and Michael Armbrust, software engineers at DataBricks, to learn more about Spark SQL.
Cloudera recently released the latest version of its software distribution, CDH5. Almost 20 months after the last major version, CDH4 seems like ages in the Big Data world. We take a look at new features this release brings and the future direction of Cloudera after the latest round of investment from Intel and Google Ventures.
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