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PlanetScale Unveils Distributed MySQL Database Service Based on Vitess

PlanetScale today took the wraps off its new database as a service based on Vitess, the horizontally distributed branch of MySQL that was developed at YouTube. Folks who have struggled with eventual consistency and schem Read more…

Who’s Winning the Cloud Database War

Three-quarters of all databases will be deployed or migrated to the cloud within two years, Gartner said today in its much-anticipated report on cloud database management systems. The big cloud companies are winning thei Read more…

Can Yugabyte Modernize the Database Layer? Bill Cook Thinks So

It’s a conundrum that many database startups have yet to solve: Why does Oracle continue to dominate the space if its relational database is so out of step with the times? The software vendor that cracks the code will Read more…

Cockroach Snags $87 million to Grow Cloud Database Biz

Cockroach Labs founder and CEO Spencer Kimball has a gaudy goal: to have CockroachDB power the next generation of Ubers and Googles. With today’s $86.6 million Series D funding round complete, he’s one step closer to Read more…

Cockroach Labs Ready for Primetime with Scale-Out Database

Until recently, companies that need a distributed, ACID-compliant relational database to power global transactions didn't have a lot of options. There was Google Spanner and not much else. But now a group distributed sys Read more…

4 Apache Cassandra Pitfalls You Must Avoid

The distributed nature of Apache Cassandra – boasting an architecture that avoids any single point of failure – enables the open source database to deliver the high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful r Read more…

What Gartner Sees In Analytic Hubs

In the old days, companies would build their business intelligence strategies from the ground up, typically starting with a traditional data warehouse. But as the volume, trajectory, and types of data have exploded, comp Read more…

MemSQL Giving Away Database for Four-Node Clusters

Everybody likes free stuff. Today MemSQL announced that it's getting into the free software market by giving away copies of its distributed relational database management system for clusters up to four nodes and 128GB of Read more…

Data Warehouse Modernization and the Journey to the Cloud

To say that organizations today are facing a complex data landscape is really an understatement. Data exists in on-premises systems and in the cloud; data is used across applications and accessed across departments. I Read more…

How SQL++ Makes JSON More Queryable

For more than 40 years, SQL has provided a standard way to query structured data. However, much of the data being generated and stored today exists in semi-structured formats, like JSON, which doesn't "speak SQL." But no Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it's time to turn our attention to what's going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries Read more…

MemSQL Gains Traction, New Investors

MemSQL, the database vendor that touts its architecture as capable of handling both data analytics and transactions, announced a $30 million funding round led by, GV, the former Google Ventures. The hybrid SQL databas Read more…

Making Hadoop Relatable Again

There has been much debate over the future of Hadoop in recent months. Should it work more like a cloud object store? Should it support GPUs and FPGAs, Docker or Kubernetes (or both)? Should compute and storage be separa Read more…

Distributed PostgreSQL Settling Into Cloud

Organizations that want the scalability of a distributed PostgreSQL database but don't want the hassle of managing it themselves may be interested in the latest news from Citus Data, which today unveiled new options for Read more…

Looker’s Audacious Moonshot to Outgrow Oracle

You may have considered Looker to be just another business intelligence tool. After all, that's the bucket analysts at Forrester and Gartner put the company in. But talk a bit with its founder, Lloyd Tabb, and you quickl Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Apps Database

Google continues to add features to its public cloud platform as a way of differentiating its services, this time announcing the public beta release of a cloud-based relational database for use in developing key enterpri Read more…

CrateDB Tackles Machine Analytics with Scale-Out SQL Database

Developers who want to analyze big, fast-moving machine data without the complexity of a NoSQL database have another option in CrateDB, an open source, scale-out SQL database that just became generally available today. Read more…

Training Firm’s Unexpected Growth Exposes Weakness of Relational Tech

When CPL Training Group started providing Web-based training several years ago, the UK company expected strong but steady growth.  But when unexpected demand threatened to freeze the relational database serving the appl Read more…

The Algebra of Data Promises a Better Math for Analytics, And More

A company by the name of Algebraix Data is beginning to speak publicly for the first time about the algebra of data, an approach to storing and accessing data that it devised and patented. The company is using its data a Read more…

Meet the Avant-Garde of New Relational Databases

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 elastici Read more…

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