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Beyond Titan: The Evolution of DataStax’s New Graph Database

Jun 21, 2016 |

DataStax’s 2015 acquisition of Aurelius–the company behind the TitanDB graph database–was a clear statement about the importance of graph databases to Cassandra customers. Today marks the official announcement of DataStax Enterprise Graph, which the company is counting on to solve a number of operational and analytic problems for its customers, even if the database doesn’t look much like TitanDB anymore. When DataStax started incorporating the Aurelius development team and the TitanDB code in the spring of 2015, the DataStax development Read more…

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…

Overcoming Spark Performance Challenges in Enterprise Hadoop Environments

Mar 22, 2016 |

Interest in Apache Spark is ballooning as word spreads about the real advantages it brings to the world of big data analytics. But like most new technologies, adopting Spark is not always smooth sailing–particularly if you’re running Spark jobs on a production Hadoop cluster. Here are some ways big data engineers are overcoming those challenges. You don’t have to run Spark on Hadoop. It also runs on the Mesos resource scheduler from AMPlab, the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, and the Read more…

Inside Redfin’s Cautious Approach to Big Data

Mar 7, 2016 |

There’s a certain allure to big data technology that tempts us to view it as the solution to every business problem. But there are times when the simplicity of traditional technology–like relational databases–outweigh the scalability benefits brought by big data tech, as the real-estate website Redfin learned. It’s no wonder that big data technologies like Hadoop and NoSQL databases were born on the Web. After all, for many of the biggest websites on the Internet–like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook—traditional technology, Read more…

Arrow Aims to Defrag Big In-Memory Analytics

Feb 17, 2016 |

You probably haven’t heard of Apache Arrow yet. But judging by the people behind this in-memory columnar technology and the speed at which it just became a top-level project at the Apache Software Foundation, you’re gonig to be hearing a lot more about it in the future. Apache Arrow is a set of technologies that its backers say will not only accelerate analytical workloads on big data systems by a factor of 10x to 100x, but also provide a de facto Read more…

News In Brief

Database Surge Led by Analytics Apps, Survey Finds

Apr 5, 2016 |

Growing demand for distributed applications and the corresponding adoption of scale-out and cloud databases is expected to fuel growth of Cassandra and other next-generation distributed databases, according to a new survey that also warns that a lack of data backup technologies could hinder deployments. The technology survey released by database backup and recovery vendor Datos IO found that more organizations expect to deploy real-time, high-volume distributed applications on next-generation databases over the next several years. These production deployments focusing primarily Read more…

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…

Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

Jul 16, 2015 |

The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan’s Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in big data analytics. According to the latest Developer Population and Demographics study from IT research firm Evan’s Data, the percentage of new software startups decreased by 49 percent since 2009. “We’re obviously still seeing the effects of the great recession Read more…

MongoDB Goes Pluggable with Storage Engines

Feb 3, 2015 |

MongoDB is taking a page out of the MySQL playbook and adopting a new architecture that allows customers to run a variety of different storage engines that are optimized to do specific tasks on its database. The company is also addressing database management concerns with a new OpsManager console in MongoDB 3.0. One of the features that made MySQL so popular a decade ago was its pluggable storage architecture. Depending on the different needs that a customer had–such as processing 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…

This Just In

DataStax Announces DSE 4.7

May 19, 2015 |

May 19, 2015 – DataStax, the company that delivers Apache Cassandra™ to the enterprise, today announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise 4.7 (DSE 4.7), the leading database platform purpose-built for the performance and availability demands of web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With significant advancements to integrated enterprise search, analytics, security, in-memory computing, and database management and monitoring, DSE 4.7 is the leading distributed database for mixed workload deployments. PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEWS “Enterprise search is an indispensable tool Read more…

Accenture and DataStax Establish Big Data Alliance

Feb 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.

DataStax Announces NoSQL Database With Automatic Management Services

Nov 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.