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Spark Makes Inroads into NoSQL Ecosystem

Jun 6, 2016 |

Apache Spark may have gained fame for being a better and faster processing engine than MapReduce running in Hadoop clusters. But the in-memory software is increasingly finding use outside of Hadoop, including integration with operational NoSQL databases. Spark is currently supported in one way or another with all the major NoSQL databases, including Couchbase, Datastax, and MongoDB. Datastax may have been the first to announce support for Spark nearly two years ago with Apache Cassandra, but today all of the Read more…

Rethinking Operational Analytics on Relational DBs

Mar 24, 2016 |

When it comes to picking a platform for big data analytics, there are as many options as there are types of analytics. Hadoop scales to the moon, but it may be overkill for lighter weight analytics on production data. Distributed databases may be able to handle these so-called “operational analytic” workloads, but not without sacrificing familiarity and ease of use. In some cases, a parallelized version of a good old relational database, like PostgreSQL or MySQL, may be just the Read more…

MapR Gives Hadoop Distro More NoSQL Smarts

Sep 29, 2015 |

Hadoop and NoSQL databases share some similarities, but the platforms typically live within different levels of the big data spectrum. Now MapR Technologies is working to break those barriers down by adding a major piece of NoSQL functionality to its Hadoop distribution. At the Strata + Hadoop World conference today, MapR Technologies announced that it’s now supporting the storage of JSON documents in MapR-DB, the enterprise NoSQL data store that ships with its Hadoop distribution. As a spruced up version Read more…

Why Couchbase Is Adding SQL To Its NoSQL Database

Jun 3, 2015 |

Couchbase’s SQL query language, called N1QL, is now ready for business in the beta of Couchbase Server 4.0, the company announced today. While Couchbase isn’t giving up on NoSQL concepts or architectures, it is counting on the expanded set of capabilities that a SQL query language (along with a distributed query engine) and can bring to its document-oriented database. N1QL (pronounced “nickel”) is a SQL 92-compatible query language and query engine that Couchbase developed specifically for querying JSON documents within Read more…

NoSQL Battle Heats Up As MarkLogic Hauls In $102M

May 12, 2015 |

Just a year ago, MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom couldn’t get any respect in the Wild West shootout that is the NoSQL database market. But today, with $102 million in new financing and a valuation north of $1 billion for MarkLogic, Bloom has a little swagger to his step as he takes aim at his direct competitors Datastax, Couchbase, and MongoDB. The NoSQL database market has seen its share trash talking over five years as a motley crew of commercial open Read more…

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Meet the Avant-Garde of New Relational Databases

Nov 27, 2015 |

In a new research report, Gartner advises clients to consider the new “avant-garde” of new relational databases from vendors like MemSQL, NuoDB, and VoltDB when projects call for large amounts of scalability and elasticity on industry-standard hardware, while retaining the precepts of relational tables and SQL. Over the past 10 years, the traditional relational database management system (RDBMS) cart hasn’t just been mildly upset—it’s been rammed, flipped over, and its contents distributed to the four winds. The near-simultaneous emergence of Read more…

Couchbase Breaks Up NoSQL Database Functions for Scalability

Mar 23, 2015 |

Couchbase today unveiled a plan to boost the scalability and performance of its NoSQL database by allowing customers to separate key database functions and run them on dedicated servers. The multi-dimensional scaling capability that Couchbase plans to ship later this year with Couchbase Server 4.0 will allow customers to separate three key workloads that the database performs—indexing, queries, and reads/writes—and thereby get around a built-in limitation in the database’s scale-out architecture. “Multi-dimensional scaling basically allows you to separate these tasks Read more…

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.

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