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MySQL Version 8 Adds Document Store, Performance and Security Improvements

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 11 Followers on  May 24, 2018

Oracle has released version 8 of their open-source relational database management system MySQL, introducing many improvements document based storage, performance and security enhancements, and a change in default character-set to promote "mobile-first" development.

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Microsoft Directly Challenges MongoDB and Cassandra with Cosmos DB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 529 Followers on  Mar 01, 2018 3

The term “Embrace, Extend, and Extinguish” is often thrown about whenever someone is upset with Microsoft. Superficially it describes any attempt by a technology company to attract users of a competitor’s product, but the actual strategy is more complicated than that. In this report will use Azure Cosmos DB to illustrate the concept.

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Preview of New Features in MySQL 8

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

MySQL is gearing up for its 8th version, expected to be released in 2018. A full 28 months since the first general release for MySQL 5.7.9, there have already been five release candidates for MySQL 8, ranging from 8.0.0 to 8.0.4. In this article we explore the best features that MySQL 8 will bring to developers when it gets a GA release.

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MongoDB 4.0 to Include Multi-Document Transactions

by Jonathan Allen Follow 529 Followers on  Feb 16, 2018

Since MongoDB acquired WiredTiger and their relational database storage engine, technologists have been speculating on when MongoDB would support multi-document transactions. With this week’s announcement, the expectation is that they’ll be ready this summer as part of MongoDB 4.0.

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Google Cloud Platform Recommends Strong Consistency in Data Stores

by Thomas Betts Follow 24 Followers on  Feb 05, 2018

A recent post on the Google Cloud Platform blog recommends strong consistency in the data layer, which helps in creating an application platform that reduces complexity and the potential for bugs.

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Uber Engineering Moving from Postgres to MySQL

by Alex Giamas Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 12, 2016 1

In a recent blog post, Uber detailed why they have chosen to replace PostgreSQL with MySQL. In this article we present a high level overview of the problems they faced, how MySQL fares against them and some of the best rebuttals against the case presented by Uber.

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Riak NoSQL Database: Use Cases and Best Practices

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Dec 23, 2011

Riak is a key-value based NoSQL database that can be used to store user session related data. Andy Gross from Basho Technologies recently spoke at QCon SF 2011 Conference about Riak use cases. InfoQ spoke with Andy and Mark Phillips from Basho team about Riak database features and best practices when using Riak.

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Windows Azure Gets Node.js, SQL Azure Federation, Increased DB Limits

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 14, 2011

Windows Azure team announced major updates including support for Node.js, better scalability for SQL Azure through Federation and higher individual DB Size limits (upto 150 GB), a limited preview for Hadoop and more.

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NoSQL OODB with Smalltalk-based Ruby VM: MagLev 1.0 Released

by Werner Schuster Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 15, 2011

The MagLev project has released version 1.0 of their Ruby VM. The Ruby implementation is based on the GemStone/S Smalltalk VM which comes with GemStone's distributed cache, ACID transactions, and persistence system (OODB). InfoQ caught up with Monty Williams of the MagLev project to talk about where MagLev fits on the NoSQL spectrum, and much more.

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William McKnight on Columnar Databases

by Srini Penchikala Follow 34 Followers on  Sep 02, 2011 2

Columnar databases offer better data storage capabilities for certain business use cases compared to the traditional relational database management systems. William McKnight spoke at NoSQL Now 2011 Conference last week about the columnar databases and how they can be effective for certain data storage needs.

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Olap4j 1.0: a Java API for OLAP Servers

by Charles Humble Follow 797 Followers , Jai Hirsch Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 24, 2011

Business Intelligence vendor Pentaho has announced the release of olap4j 1.0, a new, common Java API for any online analytical processing (OLAP) server.

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Graph Database Neo4j Updates Licensing and Enhances Usability

by Jai Hirsch Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 28, 2011 7

Neo Technology has released version 1.3 GA (General Availability) of Neo4j. This release updates Neo4j's licensing and adds a number of features. The Community edition is now licensed under GPLv3, the same license as MySQL.

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NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 19, 2011 7

The 451 Group has published earlier this month the conclusions of a report detailing the growing set of options in the information management space. In the process they also clarified what they meant by "NewSQL".

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Column-based Storage in SQL Server 2011

by Jonathan Allen Follow 529 Followers on  Mar 07, 2011 4

Imagine ad hock data mining queries against a single table with 1 TB of data and 1.44 billion rows coming back in roughly a second. This is the scenario Microsoft intends to support using 32-core machines and their new column-based storage engine.

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Preview of SQL Azure Federations Connectivity Model

by James Vastbinder Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 21, 2011

Earlier this week Cihan Biyikoglu of Microsoft provided a preview of how developers will need to adapt their code for the upcoming SQL Azure Federations to supports its connectivity model. The intent is to provide a safe model for developers to work with federated data and/or multi-tenant applications.

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