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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…

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…

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…

Picking the Right Tool for Your Big Data Job

Mar 14, 2014 |

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.

The 2013 Big Data Year in Review

Dec 20, 2013 |

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!

News In Brief

Data Warehouse Market Ripe for Disruption, Gartner Says

Mar 14, 2016 |

While mega-vendors with names like IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) continue to lead the data warehousing space, shifts in the market are creating opportunities for smaller vendors to innovate in areas like cloud deployments and streaming data, Gartner says in its latest Magic Quadrant report. Disruption is accelerating in the market for data warehousing solutions, Gartner says in its February report. New requirements–such as the need to store and analyze an increasingly diverse array of data types–are leading Read more…

MarkLogic Hones Its Triple Store

Aug 18, 2015 |

There’s a lot of ways companies are trying to store and analyze data today, but one of the most compelling involves graph analytics. MarkLogic, which supports a variant of the graph database known as a semantic triple store, hopes that a recent update puts this type of big data analysis on the map for more customers. MarkLogic develops a so-called multi-modal database that can shapeshift depending on the problem at hand. Its document store and search engine capabilities shined when 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…

MarkLogic Goes All In with JavaScript

Feb 9, 2015 |

One of the knocks on MarkLogic’s has been the need for specialized training to develop applications that run on its NoSQL database. With today’s unveiling of MarkLogic 8, the company has addressed that criticism by enabling programmers to access all of the database’s functionality using the lingua franca of the Web today: JavaScript. JavaScript rose to prominence over the past decade as the language to write browser-side code that powered Web 2.0 applications. As JavaScript code flourished on the Web, 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…

This Just In

MicroStrategy Certifies MarkLogic for Real-Time NoSQL Big Data Analytics

Apr 10, 2014 |

MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that it has certified the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform to be compatible with, and optimized for, the MicroStrategy Analytics Platform.

Datawatch and MarkLogic to Deliver Visualization Solutions for Big Data Environments

Feb 19, 2014 |

Datawatch Corporation, a leading provider of visual data discovery solutions, today announced a new global strategic alliance with MarkLogic Corporation, the leading Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The combination of technologies created by this partnership for the first time enables the value of all enterprise data–including streaming real-time sources–to be exploited. With it, organizations can store, access and visualize massive amounts of data, from any source and in any format, in order to make better informed business decisions and create scalable, new generation applications to drive revenue, streamline operations, and mitigate risk.

MarkLogic Updates Connector for Hadoop

Oct 28, 2013 |

MarkLogic Corporation today announced a significant update to its Connector for Hadoop that allows Hadoop applications direct access to data indexed and managed by the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform.