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TimescaleDB Delivers Another Option for Time-Series Analytics

Oct 17, 2019 |

Companies that want to run analytics atop time-series data have a few options available to them. One of the newest is TimescaleDB, an extension of PostgreSQL that was released as open source by the company Timescale about a year ago. Read more…

When Not to Use a Database, As Told by Jun Rao

Oct 1, 2019 |

Databases are powerful abstractions that allow people and programs to manipulate large amounts of data in a predictable, repeatable way. There’s a good reason why SQL is so important to modern data processing. Read more…

The Polyglot Problem: Solving the Paradox of the ‘Right’ Database

May 29, 2019 |

Polyglot Persistence, first introduced in 2011, is now almost canon law in IT. So, what I have to say may come across as blasphemy.

Most organizations today have adopted the concept of Polyglot PersistenceRead more…

Has FaunaDB Cracked the Code for Global Transactionality?

Dec 12, 2018 |

An organization that wants to power a transactional application using a single database that spans multiple data centers around the world without giving up ACIDity has few good options. One solution is Google Spanner, but it requires advanced hardware and is only available in Google data centers. Read more…

Yellowbrick Claims Flash Breakthrough with MPP Database

Jul 31, 2018 |

Yellowbrick Data emerged with a bang from stealth today by pairing a new massively parallel processing (MPP) analytic database designed to run exclusively on NVMe flash drives along with a claim that it alone has finally cleared a major hurdle surrounding the use of flash for big data analytics. Read more…

Dude, Where’s My Database? And Other GDPR Questions

Apr 25, 2018 |

Is your organization ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in exactly one month? If you’re like most organizations, you still have a lot of work to do over the next 30 days – especially if you have entire databases on the lam. Read more…

Full ACID Support Means ‘Game Over’ for Relational, MongoDB Says

Feb 15, 2018 |

MongoDB today revealed that it’s now supporting multi-document ACID transaction guarantees with version 4.0 of its database. When it becomes generally available later this year, MongoDB says it will have eliminated the last hurdle preventing enterprises from moving off relational databases. Read more…

The New Math Driving NoSQL Analytics

Aug 3, 2017 |

NoSQL databases are extremely popular among developers thanks to their flexible schemas and rich data types like JSON. But those same attributes make getting data out of them using traditional SQL queries a real pain. Read more…

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…

Graphing Intent: Inside a Consumer Tracking Database

Feb 7, 2017 |

When the CTO for marketing analytics firm Qualia set out to build a new system consumer behavior tracking system, he knew the database selection would be critical. Little did he know that Qualia would end up pushing the limits of the graph database chosen to power the new system. Read more…

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