Amazon recently announced several new features for the AWS platform, including option to choose Redis for it's ElastiCache service, several RDS related improvements, and even the release of their unified command line interface.
A stable version 2.5 of the document database RavenDB has been released with dynamic aggregation allowing for complex queries and an Unbounded results API using query streaming to retrieve large result sets in a single request.
The recently released Jelastic 1.9.2 includes support for GIT, SVS, PHP 5.5 in addition to an ability to access database servers using FTP and FTPs. It also include automatic MongoDB backup scheduling including the ability to deploy PHP projects from GIT repository.
Version 2.0 of the Event Store, (an Event Source based persistence engine), was released last week with support for security, allowing for lock down of the Event Store and setting up Access Control Lists on event streams. The Projections library is now in beta and more documentation has been added.
InfoQ's research initiative continues with an 15th question about: "NoSQL Database Adoption Trends". This is a new service we hope will provide you with up-to-date & bias-free community-based insight into trends & behaviors that affect enterprise software development. Unlike traditional vendor/analyst-based research, our research is based on answers provided by YOU.
During QCon New York 2013, Rich Hickey gave a talk on functional databases. Hickey is well known for creating the Clojure programming language and is currently developing Datomic, which is a functional database. During his talk, Hickey argued that the useful properties of functional languages: data as values and pure functions, are just as useful in the context of databases.
Neo4j has announced Neo4j 1.9 GA and Neo4j 2.0 M03. A new project called Neo4j Mobile for Android intends to bring a graph database to smartphones and tablets.
NuoDB 1.1 includes a ADO.NET driver, LINQ and EF providers, support for Windows 64-bit and Azure, performance improvements.
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.
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