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Basho Technologies Hosts RICON Distributed Systems Conference

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 28, 2014

Basho Riak is emerging as -the- highly scalable NoSQL database. InfoQ talks with Basho CEO and President Adam Wray, and Peter Coppola - VP of Product, about the RICON conference, and about Basho, Riak, and distributed systems.

How Netflix Handled the Reboot of 218 Cassandra Nodes

by Abel Avram on  Oct 28, 2014

Amazon performed a major maintenance update at the end of September in order to patch a security vulnerability in a Xen hypervisor affecting about 10% of their global fleet of cloud servers. This update involved the rebooting of those servers, with consequences for AWS users and the services they provide, including one of their largest clients, Netflix.

Vormetric Partners with DataStax to Deliver Enhanced Data-at-Rest Security in Apache Cassandra

by Abhishek Sharma on  Oct 27, 2014

Vormetric, a data security solutions provider has announced a partnership with DataStax, the company behind Apache Cassandra, to enhance the enterprise-class security features in the platform. The two companies will work together to enhance data-at-rest security that includes encryption, enhanced access controls and security intelligence in Apache Cassandra.

Couchbase to Replace its Storage Engine with Homegrown ForestDB

by Rags Srinivas on  Oct 24, 2014

Couchbase is expected to replace its Database engine with a homegrown engine based on B+-Trees called ForestDB. The replacement is expected to result in significant performance gains and better transactional support.

Catching up with Neo4j

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Oct 21, 2014

Neo4j, the open source graph database project has doubled its contributor community in the past six months, which has enabled significant improvements in the product. InfoQ caught up with Emil Efrem after his keynote titled "Graph All the Things" to understand the current and planned features for the open source version of Neo4j.

Amazon Boosts JSON Support in DynamoDB NoSQL Database

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 15, 2014

Last week, the Amazon Web Services team made changes to their DynamoDB NoSQL database service that improve JSON support, improve scalability, and expand the free usage tier. Developers can now use AWS SDKs to store, index, query, and update large JSON documents while consuming up to 25GB of free storage.

FathomDB Brings Real Time Data to Meteor

by James Chesters on  Oct 14, 2014

Matt DeBergalis has announced Meteor's acquisition of FathomDB, the database-as-a-service platform. FathomDB's creator, Justin Santa Barbara, joins the Meteor core team, and DeBergalis says FathomDB tackles many of the same challenges that the team are solving in Meteor around the notion of a realtime database as a service.

Forrester Wave: Evaluating NoSQL Key-Value Databases

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 13, 2014 1

In their first Forrester Wave: NoSQL Key-Value Databases, released in Q3 2014, Forrester has evaluated the most popular NoSQL database offerings.

JavaOne: Hazelcast Announce JCache Support, JCP Run

by Ben Evans on  Oct 08, 2014

Hazelcast announce their new 3.3.1 release, with JCache support, preview their technology roadmap and discuss their run for the JCP Executive Committee.

Major Update to Firebase Brings Rich Authentication Tokens

by James Chesters on  Oct 07, 2014

Firebase has this week announced major updates to its user authentication, including automatic session persistence, and rich authentication tokens for use in Security Rules.

A Look at MongoRepository for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 07, 2014

Most of the open source projects we share with you on InfoQ increase the capabilities of another library or technology. MongoRepository is different in that it intentionally limits the capabilities of the underlying library. We’ll let Rob Janssen why it does this in his own words.

Batch Updates Solve Long-standing Issue with Core Data

by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 06, 2014

Core Data batch updates, introduced in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, aim at fixing a long-standing limitation of the Core Data stack, as developers had been asking for many years. Let's review the problem that batch updates solve, how they work, and an alternative to them involving a rethinking of data normalization strategy.

Amazon Releases Official AWS Mobile SDK 2

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 30, 2014

After a few months spent in Developer Preview, the Amazon Web Services Mobile SDK version 2 is ready for general development. According to Amazon, the final release takes into account feedback received from developers during the preview in order to improve the SDK with some new features.

Hortonworks Announces Roadmap to Deliver Hadoop Scale SQL with Apache Hive

by Adam Berry on  Sep 25, 2014

Following on from the Stinger initiative delivered in Apache Hive 0.13, Hortonworks has laid out the roadmap to provide fully ACID transactions, a sub-second query engine, and more complete SQL 2011 analytics support, all driving towards the goal of “enhancing the speed, scale and breadth of SQL support” in Hive.

Basho Announces Major Upgrade to Riak

by Benjamin Darfler on  Sep 16, 2014

Basho, the creator and developer of Riak, a highly available, distributed, NoSQL database, has announced the release of Riak 2.0. This new version, over a year in the making, contains a number of significant updates including a redesigned search implementation, new distributed data types, optional strong consistency guarantees, security features, and a number of other improvements.

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