IBM announced recently a definite agreement to acquire the major contributor to the CouchDB project, cloud database startup Cloudant. Adding CouchDB to IBM’s arsenal of technologies together with SoftLayer acquisition and MongoDB partnership creates an ecosystem of technologies bringing IBM in direct comparison with Amazon. A comparison of CouchDB, DynamoDB and ObjectRocket shows the strong points
At RICON West Basho announced the first technical preview of Riak 2.0. Continuing the work on Russell Brown’s RFC, this version brings with it new distributed data types for maps and sets, strong consistency, and deeps ties with Apache Solr.
Peter Bell shares insights on the latest trends in NoSQL, a rapidly evolving category of database storage that covers a wide variety of solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Couchbase Server 2.0 main features include flexible JSON data model, distributed indexing and querying, incremental map-reduce, and cross data center replication.
Inspired by Apache CouchDB, PouchDB (Portable CouchDB) is a small footprint database for web and especially mobile applications that need a browser-based storage solution that can be used offline. The database can be synchronized with CouchDB databases or other PouchDBs when the device comes back online.
Recently Couchbase published a comparison of Couchbase and CouchDB to denote the differences and simlarities between the two. This document addresses a common question: "What is the difference between CouchDB and Couchbase?", and what happened to Membase? InfoQ caught up with James Phillips, a Couchbase founder, to discuss the comparison and the merger of the two products Membase and CouchDB.