Tag: databases

MongoDB Users Discuss Their NoSQL Journeys

Jun 26, 2017 |

NoSQL databases account for a very small fraction of the overall database market, yet this segment is growing much faster than the overall market. What’s driving this big demand in NoSQL? Read more…

Mobile Platform Links Databases to Devices

Jan 19, 2017 |

Tying mobile application data like completed transactions and updated customer records to company databases is proving a challenge. Among the reasons is synching mobile data across devices as well as combining data from mobile app sessions to backend databases. Read more…

Bullish Forecast for Hadoop Services

Aug 25, 2016 |

Despite major market inroads being made by Apache Spark, a new forecast estimates the global market for the Hadoop big data framework will continue to grow at a healthy clip through 2021, fueled in part by growing enterprise demand for Hadoop services. Read more…

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. Read more…

Five Ways Open Source Databases Are Best for Business

Sep 4, 2015 |

Today 78% of organizations run part or all of their operations on open source software, a figure that has nearly doubled since 2010. And according to ranking site DB-Engines, six of the top 10 databases are open source, and the top eight non-relational technologies are all open source. Read more…

Crypto Tools Target Hadoop Security Gaps

Jul 31, 2015 |

Growing concerns about the lack of built-in security for open source databases such as Hadoop has created a need for tighter data security as these databases are scaled up to perform big data analytics. Read more…

Deep Gooses MySQL Performance with New Database Math

Apr 7, 2015 |

Deep Information Sciences today unveiled a new storage engine for MySQL that it claims will blow any other database engine out of the water in performance and scalability. The secret to creating a 1 trillion row database or ingesting data at the heady rate of 60 million rows per minute, they say, is the total elimination of 1970s-style math from the stack. Read more…

Databases Used to Trace Western Migrations

Aug 15, 2014 |

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas used three databases of “notable individuals” over the last 2,000 years to trace western migration patterns.

While Rome remained the cultural center of the European continent through the early Middle Ages, the researchers also found that Paris, locations in what is now the Netherlands and northern Italy were among the emerging cities that attracted European intellectuals and those elites who’s birth and death records made it into the databases. Read more…

The Sound and The NoSQL Fury

May 22, 2012 |As guest contributor Dr. Martin Farach-Colton writes, the signal-to-noise ratio in the NoSQL world has made it hard to figure out what’s going on, or even who has something new. For all the talk of performance in the NoSQL world, much of the most exciting part of what’s new is really not about performance at all. For example... Read more…

How 8 Small Companies are Retooling Big Data

May 8, 2012 |This week we wanted to step back and share our thoughts on a handful of the companies we have been following with some intensity over the last six months. From small innovators in analytical platforms finding big name customers to those with significant funding behind their efforts, we count the.... Read more…