Stephen Colebourne and OpenGamma released v1.1 of ElSql, a library and DSL for managing SQL in external files. Colebourne is well known for his work as the spec lead of Java Time, a cornerstone of last year's Java 8 release, and for his creation of the Joda Time and Joda Money API's.
New database developments indicate a return to SQL, but not by running the traditional relational stores on bigger and better hardware, not even on sharded architectures, but through NewSQL solutions.
Peter Bell shares insights on the latest trends in NoSQL, a rapidly evolving category of database storage that covers a wide variety of solutions.
NuoDB has announced version 2.0 of their NewSQL database, now a globally distributed database that can run in the cloud or on premises with real-time replication.
NuoDB 1.1 includes a ADO.NET driver, LINQ and EF providers, support for Windows 64-bit and Azure, performance improvements.
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”.
Scalability vs distributed transactional semantics,is no longer a compromise as per Google's research work on Spanner. Spanner's features include non-blocking reads, lock-free read only transactions and atomic schema changes across a globally replicated relational database. The central idea that tackles the latency issues with distributed transactions is the exposure of clock uncertainty.