Google has opened the doors to its hotly anticipated Google Compute Engine and is now firmly engaged in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) battle with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft. This week’s Google I/O conference also introduced a new fully managed NoSQL database and the addition of PHP to the Google App Engine Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
FoundationDB database platform combines NoSQL scalability with ACID transactions across all data within the database. FoundationDB team announced last month the availability of its new NoSQL database platform.
A recent set of benchmarks compares Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase and MongoDB to see how they fare when it comes to insert throughput, maximum throughput, latency and behavior during a failover.
Apache Software Foundation has released CouchDB 1.3.0 with support for Fix _session, Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) including additional features and algorithm enhancements.
Big Data, NoSQL databases and In-Memory computing are some of the technologies that will play key role in modernizing information management in 2013 and beyond, according to Gartner. A recent report released by Gartner team identifies the top technology trends that will have impact on the information infrastructure and governance.
MongoDB 2.4 was recently released with new features such as Text Search, hash-based sharding, better geo-spatial capabilities with GeoJSON support and several performance and tooling improvements. We also discussed with 10gen about what’s next on the roadmap.
Datastax Enterprise 3.0 was announced last month with several Enterprise security features for a cluster using Cassandra, Hadoop and Solr. InfoQ caught up with Robin Schumacher, VP of Products at DataStax to learn more.
EMC Greenplum has announced Pivotal HD, a new Hadoop distribution including a fully compliant SQL MPP database running on HDFS and being “hundreds of times faster than Hive”.
Oracle’s key-value database, known simply as “Oracle NoSQL Database” has hit version 2.0. Oracle NoSQL Database is essentially a distributed frontend for Berkeley DB, but it offers much more than that. Support for SQL queries, both absolute and eventual consistency, and the option to reduce storage space using Avro schemas sets it apart.
A Cornell University professor claims MongoDB’s fault tolerance system is “broken by design”. 10gen responds through its Technical Director, rejecting the claims.
San Francisco based Stripe has announced MoSQL, a tool for making reporting from MongoDB much easier via a live-replicating PostgreSQL database. MoSQL is based on MongoRiver, their companion product for monitoring MongoDB data updates in near-realtime.
Riak 1.3.0 RC was recently released, with improved IPv6 support and some interesting features that improve reliability – Active Anti-Entropy and Health Check.
Salesforce.com has open sourced Phoenix, a Java layer enabling developers to run SQL queries on Apache HBase. Update: An interview on Phoenix with James Taylor, Lead Developer at Salesforce.com, has been appended.
At its heart, SQL is a domain specific language designed to allow non-professional programmers to query databases and write ad hock reports. When a company moves from a relational database to a NoSQL offering the need for ad hock reporting doesn’t go away, it just becomes harder. Simba’s ODBC drivers shift the power back into the hands of the users.
RavenDB 2.0 was recently released with several new features. In an InfoQ exclusive interview, Oren Eini (Ayende Rahien), founder and project lead of RavenDB, shares the rationale behind various decisions in the project, as well as what’s coming up.
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