SQL Server has been released to manufacturing with general availability set for April 1st. Through this week we’ll be covering various aspects of the new release starting with data warehousing.
Processing extremely large graphs has been and remains a challenge, but recent advances in Big Data technologies have made this task more practical. Tapad, a startup based in NYC focused on cross-device content delivery, has made graph processing the heart of their business model using Big Data to scale to terabytes of data.
When working with relational data, there are several options for lightweight databases such as SQLite and SQL Server Compact. But when your needs are better met by a document style database there is a surprising lack of options. Hence the creation of Biggy.
Espresso Logic has added RESTful endpoints for SQL stored procedures to their DBaaS service.
Domino, a Platform-as-a-Service for data science, enables people to do analytical work using languages such as Python or R in the cloud (EC2).
Cassandra is rapidly heading towards 2.1 release, with 2.1.0-beta1 already available for evaluation. We take a look at major features introduced in the latest major release and what's coming up. Supported by DataStax, Cassandra is expanding its reach towards the enterprise world. DataStax recently announced a partner network program, Patrick McFadin called out on MongoDB's scaling issues and other
According to a new Forrest report, Hadoop’s momentum is unstoppable. Its usage in the enterprise is continuously growing due to its ability to offer companies new ways to store, process, analyze, and share big data. The report takes a look at Hadoop vendors and ranks them.
At the Mobile World Congress, IBM has announced a developer contest for developers to create mobile consumer and business apps powered by IBM Watson cognitive computing platform. The winners of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge will receive design consulting and support from IBM to gain access to the market.
Recently, Spark graduated from the Apache incubator. Spark claims up to 100x speed improvements over Apache Hadoop over in-memory datasets and gracefully falling back to 10x speed improvement for on-disk performance. Based on Scala, it can run SQL queries and be used directly in R. It provides Machine Learning, Graph database capabilities and other further discussed in the article.
Agile retrospectives help teams to find and do actions to improve continuously. There are different ways to do follow up on the actions and to evaluate if actions are leading to better team performance and more value delivered to customers.
Telerik recently renamed OpenAccess ORM as Telerik Data Access with Improved User Interface and colored visual designer in addition to Telerik.DataAccess.Core NuGet, Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent and Telerik.DataAccess.Fluent.Sample NuGet packages.
Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid solution introduces a MapReduce API for its offering.
Elasticsearch released version 1.0.0 of its self-titled, open-source analytics tool. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine which allows for real-time data analysis in big-data environments. The new version comes with various functional enhancements and changes to the API to make Elasticsearch more intuitive and powerful to use.
Google have announced general availability of their Cloud SQL service. At launch the service comes with automatic encryption of customer data, a 99.95% uptime SLA and support for databases up to 500GB in size.
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