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New Amazon DynamoDB Streams Enable Triggers, Cross-Region Replication

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2015

AWS updated DynamoDB with the ability to publish near real-time notifications of data changes. This new capability – called DynamoDB Streams – spawned two additional features for the NoSQL database-as-a-service: DynamoDB Triggers fire based on specific data changes found in a DynamoDB Stream, and cross-region replication is driven by a DynamoDB Streams-based architecture.

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Basho Data Platform Supports In-Memory Analytics, Caching, Search and Integration with NoSQL

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 Followers on  Jul 05, 2015

Basho Data Platform supports integration with NoSQL databases like Redis, in-memory analytics, caching, and search. Basho Technologies, the company behind Riak NoSQL database, announced in May, the availability of the data platform that can be used to deploy and manage Big Data, IoT and hybrid cloud applications.

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Parse Got a Tenfold Reliability Improvement Moving from Ruby to Go

by Sergio De Simone Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 19, 2015 5

In order to improve scalability, Parse moved part of their services, including their API, from Ruby on Rails to Go, Charity Majors, Engineer at Parse, recounts. In doing so, both their reliability and deployment times benefited greatly.

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SQL Server 2016: Clustered Columnstore Index Enhancements

by Jonathan Allen Follow 465 Followers on  Jun 04, 2015

Clustered Columnstore Indexes were one of the two headline features for SQL Server 2014. Designed for tables with over 10 million rows, they allow for good performance on analytical queries without the need to explicitly specify indexes. With SQL Server 2016, they gain the ability to support secondary indexes.

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SQL Server 2016: Updatable, Non-Clustered Columnstore Indexes

by Jonathan Allen Follow 465 Followers on  Jun 03, 2015 1

Non-clustered Columnstore Indexes are also getting some enhancements in SQL Server 2016. The most notable of these enhancements is the ability to be updated.

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SQL Server 2016: In-Memory Columnstore Indexes

by Jonathan Allen Follow 465 Followers on  Jun 02, 2015

New for SQL Server 2016 is the ability to place a Columnstore Index on an In-Memory Table.

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MemSQL 4 Database Supports Community Edition, Geospatial Intelligence and Spark Integration

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 Followers on  May 30, 2015

Latest version of MemSQL, in-memory database with support for transactions and analytics, includes a new Community Edition for free use by organizations. MemSQL 4, released last week, also supports integration with Apache Spark, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and Amazon S3.

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Google Offers Bigtable in the Cloud

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  May 06, 2015

Google is making available to customers Cloud Bigtable, their own database used for more than a decade for services such as Search, GMail, Maps or YouTube. While they are not open sourcing Bigtable as they did with other products, the new cloud service is accessible through an open source interface, the Apache HBase 1.0.1 API.

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Mashape Open Sources API Gateway Kong

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 28, 2015 1

Mashape has open sourced their API Layer called Kong.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure DocumentDB

by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 13, 2015

Azure DocumentDB, Microsoft’s NoSQL cloud database service is now generally available.

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Meteor 1.1: Now with Support for Windows and MongoDB 3.0

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 07, 2015 1

Matt DeBergalis has released version 1.1 of Meteor, announcing support for both Windows and MongoDB 3.0. The 1.1 release "adds first-class official support" for developing applications software on Microsoft Windows, DeBergalis said, adding that it is the start of "a commitment to developers on the Microsoft platform."

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Apache HBase Hits 1.0

by Benjamin Darfler Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 07, 2015

After three developer previews, six release candidates and over 1500 closed tickets the Apache foundation has announced version 1.0 of Apache HBase, a NoSQL database in the Hadoop ecosystem. After more than 7 years of active development, the team behind HBase felt that the project had matured and stabilized enough to warrant a 1.0 version.

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Real-time Data Analytics at Pinterest using MemSQL and Spark Streaming

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 Followers on  Mar 29, 2015

Pinterest, the company behind the visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas, is using real-time data analytics for data-driven decision making purposes. It’s experimenting with MemSQL and Spark technologies for real-time user engagement across the globe.

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How Twitter Answers Handles Five Billion Sessions a Day

by Sergio De Simone Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 09, 2015

Twitter's Answers is an analytics service for mobile apps that has come to see five billion sessions per day. Ed Solovey, software engineer at Twitter, has described how their system works to provide "reliable, real-time, and actionable" data based on hundreds of millions of mobile devices sending millions of events every second.

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MongoDB 3.0 - WiredTiger Storage Engine and Updated MMS

by Alex Giamas Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 20, 2015

Some time ago, when MongoDB 2.6 was released Kelly Stirman, Director of Products at MongoDB answered our questions regarding the latest release. Now with MongoDB 3.0 announced for March and MongoDB 3.0 RC-8 already available, it’s time to see in more detail what WiredTiger storage engine, new and improved MMS and storage compression can bring to NoSQL users.

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