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Look Out, Mongo, Here Comes Couchbase

Look Out, Mongo, Here Comes Couchbase

February 25, 2014 | Alex Woodie

In the battle for NoSQL supremacy, there will be winners and there will be losers. MongoDB got off to an early start and grew quickly through a combination of big rounds of venture funding and customer license deals. But according to Couchbase CEO Bob Weiderhold, his NoSQL database business is just starting to ramp up, and now he's gunning to take market share from Mongo.Read more...

NoSQL Databases RAM it Home with In-Memory Speedups

NoSQL Databases RAM it Home with In-Memory Speedups

February 26, 2014 | Alex Woodie

In-memory processing has long been used in analytic NoSQL database. But now transaction oriented NoSQL databases, like those from DataStax and MongoDB, are getting the in-memory treatment, which is leading to speedups in the range of 10x to 100x--sometimes much more.Read more...

Picking the Right Tool for Your Big Data Job

Picking the Right Tool for Your Big Data Job

March 14, 2014 | Alex Woodie

There is a lot of debate in the big data space about tools and technology, and which ones are best. Is SQL better than NoSQL? Hadoop or Spark? What about R or Python? Of course no single tool or technology is the best for all situations, and you would do well to pick the right tool or technology for the job at hand.Read more...

DataStax Puts Big Database in Google's Cloud

DataStax Puts Big Database in Google's Cloud

December 9, 2013 | Alex Woodie

When it comes to big databases running in the cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a virtual lock on the market. However, today Cassandra DB promoter DataStax and mega datacenter operator Google unveiled a partnership that will see the pair picking away at Amazon's dominance when it comes to cloud-hosted NoSQL databases for big data workloads.Read more...

Datastax Seeks to Put NoSQL Clusters on Autopilot

Datastax Seeks to Put NoSQL Clusters on Autopilot

November 14, 2013 | Alex Woodie

Datastax today unveiled a new release of its Apache Cassandra-based NoSQL database that it claims can eliminate much of the manual work associated with managing NoSQL database clusters. The new capabilities in DataStax Enterprise version 3.2 effectively allow customers to put their databases on "autopilot," the company claims.Read more...

Datastax Gives Startups Free Production Cassandra DB

Datastax Gives Startups Free Production Cassandra DB

October 16, 2013 | Alex Woodie

Datastax today announced a new initiative to give new companies free licenses to its enterprise version of Cassandra. Not every startup will qualify for the free production NoSQL database, but for those that do, it could give them a head-start to serving analytic applications in the big data age.Read more...

The 2013 Big Data Year in Review

The 2013 Big Data Year in Review

December 20, 2013 | Datanami Staff

While still in its infancy, the big data technology trend has made a lot of substantial progress since it gained traction at the beginning of this decade. The year 2013 was a big year with advances being made in virtually every quarter of the space. In this feature, we take a look at some of the significant trends that have crossed our desks in the past year -- wrapped up and presented to you with a pretty bow. Out with the old, in with the new -- it's the Datanami 2013 Year in Review!Read more...

DataStax: News in Brief

0xdata Lands Big Hadoop Certs for Algorithm Kit

0xdata Lands Big Hadoop Certs for Algorithm Kit

February 5, 2014

If Hadoop represents the engine of computing's future and big data its fuel, then the algorithms that crunch the data represent the brains that control where the big data vehicle goes. 0xdata, a startup that develops algorithms for big data analytics, got a big boost this week when four major Hadoop vendors gave their blessing to run its flagship offering, called H20, on their distros.Read more...

DataStax: This Just In

Accenture and DataStax Establish Big Data Alliance

February 11, 2014

Accenture and DataStax have signed an alliance agreement, formalizing their longstanding collaboration in helping clients manage and drive insights from big data seamlessly and rapidly across the enterprise. The two companies will continue to work closely providing clients with real-time, open source-based big data capabilities that enable businesses to detect and prevent fraud and create more personalized interactions online.Read more...

DataStax Announces NoSQL Database With Automatic Management Services

November 14, 2013

DataStax, the company that powers the online applications that transform business, today announced that it is the first NoSQL database provider to offer built-in automatic management services, which allow users to proactively manage and optimize their database clusters.Read more...


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