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Transforming PostgreSQL into a Distributed, Scale-Out Database

Dec 4, 2014 |

PostgreSQL users who were considering adopting a distributed NoSQL database like MongoDB or Cassandra to gain scalability benefits for big data may want to think twice about that approach following today’s launch of new software that allows PostgreSQL to scale out horizontally, just like the NoSQL databases do. PostgreSQL is one of the most popular relational databases, with millions of implementations over its 28-year history. Backers of the open source software have kept it relevant in the big data era Read more…

Forrester Ranks the NoSQL Database Vendors

Oct 3, 2014 |

NoSQL databases have surged in popularity as organizations struggle to serve highly distributed Web applications, but navigating the various types of NoSQL databases and the vendors providing them has proven tricky. Shedding some light on the topic this week with a pair of reports was Forrester Research. The analyst group looked at two types of NoSQL databases in separate Forrester Wave reports, including document-oriented NoSQL databases and key-value NoSQL databases. Graph databases constitute the third type of NoSQL data store Read more…

DataStax Nabs $106 Million, Sets Sites on International Expansion

Sep 4, 2014 |

DataStax, the company behind the NoSQL database Apache Cassandra, today announced it has brought in $106 million in new financing, bringing its total financing figure to $190 million. Much of the Series E round will go toward expanding DataStax’s international presence, particularly in Asia, company executives say. “Things are definitely good,” Matt Pfeil, co-founder and chief customer officer at DataStax, told Datanami in an interview this week. “We’ve got over 25 percent of the Fortune 100 as customers, and more Read more…

It’s Sink or Swim in the IoT’s Ocean of Bigger Data

Jun 2, 2014 |

The network of connected devices commonly called the Internet of Things is poised to drive data growth to stratospheric levels. Our ability to wield analytics on these big, fast, and diverse data will determine whether we can successfully harness the IoT to improve livelihoods and boost bottom lines, or whether we’ll crumble under the weight of the new data. If you thought today’s data levels were big or fast or diverse, you haven’t seen anything yet. Analysts say the amount Read more…

Couchbase Eyes IoT with Mobile NoSQL Database

May 22, 2014 |

Couchbase sees the new mobile NoSQL database it rolled out yesterday giving developers powerful new tools for building applications that store and process large amounts of data on smartphones, tablets, and other devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Couchbase Lite is a full-featured NoSQL database that stores data in the JSON format and runs natively on iOS, Android, and Java; a .NET version for Windows devices is in beta. The mobile database connects to a primary Read more…

News In Brief

NoSQL Database Vendors Report Growth

Jul 29, 2014 |

NoSQL database vendors continue to rack up the customer wins as companies seek the greater flexibility and performance that NoSQL databases can deliver, particularly when it comes to the high-volume needs in telecommunications, retail, online gaming, and advertising. Couchbase last week announced a flurry of customer wins during the second quarter, which ended June 30, days after the vendor revealed a large $60 million Series E investment. The company says it landed a total of 70 new accounts during the Read more…

Couchbase Doesn’t Take $60M Round Lying Down

Jun 26, 2014 |

NoSQL database developer Couchbase today announced a $60 million round of venture funding from venture firms, bringing its total funding to $115 million. Couchbase’s CEO Bob Wiederhold tells Datanami the $60 million will be used primarily to accelerate product development. “We have a number of projects that we’re very excited about and that have gotten a lot of interest in the market,” Wiederhold says. “The biggest one is our mobile strategy. We also will invest more aggressively in expanding our Read more…

Seeking High Scalability, Viber Opts for Couchbase

Feb 20, 2014 |

Recently messaging and voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service and Skype-alternative Viber switched from MongoDB to Couchbase, citing the need for high scalability in its NoSQL solution. In benchmark tests, Couchbase provided eight times the scalability of MongoDB.

KuroBase Offering Couchbase in the Cloud

Oct 17, 2013 |

Among the key reasons that businesses turn to a NoSQL database, in addition to scalability and performance, is ease of use and development. Ease of use just got easier for businesses looking to move to the Couchbase NoSQL platform, as Silicon Valley-based KuroBase launches its new Couchbase as a service offering.

Couchbase Finds $25M in the Cushions

Sep 10, 2013 |

While you were heating up the BBQ and drinking cold ones during the Labor Day weekend holiday, the folks over at NoSQL database company, Couchbase, were counting cold cash. The company recently announced a $25 million dollar funding haul, which they say will be used to sharpen their edges as they look to carve out their share of the enterprise NoSQL market.

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