Statelessness has been a central principle of RESTful design and implementation. However, with the advent of NoSQL implementations, Ganesh Prasad wonders whether that is no longer true and suggests that REST+NoSQL offers a way to remove this restriction, providing stateful sessions, scalability and fault tolerance.
Oracle has announced the Big Data Appliance running with Oracle NoSQL Database, a new key-value store based on Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition. Some of features include: billions of rows of storage capacity in records and terabytes in B-tree, ACID transactions, CRUD, sharding, no single point of failure, disaster recovery via datacenter replication.
JasperSoft announces reporting support for Hadoop and leading NoSQL databases.
The first four NoSQL datastores are available as Add-ons for the Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service) platform. Using the Add-on system that was introduced in October 2009, CouchDB from Cloudant, Membase from NorthScale, MongoDB from MongoHQ and Redis were made available for Heroku users.