Tag: sql

Google’s BigQuery Gaining Steam As Cloud Warehouse Wars Heat Up

Apr 24, 2018 |

Amazon Redshift may dominate the nascent cloud data warehouse category, but anecdotal evidence suggests Google BigQuery is catching on quickly – and offerings from Microsoft, SnowFlake, and others aren’t far behind. Read more…

Web-Based Query Tool Touches Multiple DBs

Apr 20, 2018 |

Developers today use databases almost like languages. They might start on a good old relational database like MySQL, but then requirements shift a bit, so they sprinkle a little MongoDB on top. Read more…

Presto Use Surges, Qubole Finds

Apr 18, 2018 |

Don’t look now, but Presto, the SQL engine developed by Facebook as a follow-on to Hive, is starting to catch on in a big way. According to a new survey of big data-as-a-service customers by Qubole, Presto logged impressive usage gains during 2017, and outgrew Hive and Spark across many metrics. Read more…

Building Presto Business No Magic Trick for Starburst

Mar 21, 2018 |

When it comes to next-gen SQL query engines, there’s no shortage of players jockeying for a starting role on big Hadoop clusters and in the cloud. While the Hives, Impalas, Drills, and Spark SQLs of the world have loyal fan bases, one competitor worth keeping an eye on is Presto, which has journeyman SQL credentials and commercial backing from an outfit called Starburst. Read more…

Distributed PostgreSQL Settling Into Cloud

Nov 16, 2017 |

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 its hosted, scale-out relational database. Read more…

What SQL’s Co-Creator Sees in NoSQL

Nov 1, 2017 |

As the co-creator of Structured Query Language (SQL), Don Chamberlin knows a thing or two about pulling data out of relational databases. So when he spoke at the user conference for NoSQL database vendor Couchbase last week, it raised a few eyebrows. Read more…

Amazon Fills a Big Data Hole with Athena

Oct 17, 2017 |

Less than a year ago, Amazon launched a new big data database named Athena. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy framed the announcement around the theme of giving enterprises “superpowers.” Yet as we approach the soon-to-be one-year anniversary of the database, a couple of questions arise: Read more…

Looker’s Audacious Moonshot to Outgrow Oracle

Oct 4, 2017 |

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 quickly realize that BI is just a part of the story. Read more…

SQL Databases Integrating NoSQL-like Features

Sep 25, 2017 |

Relational databases (SQL) have been used for decades by nearly every type of business around the world.  The technology is reliable, based on stable standards, and has been mature for more than 20 years. Read more…

A Bottom-Up Approach to Data Quality

Sep 6, 2017 |

Despite the amazing progress we’ve made in novel data processing techniques, poor data quality remains the bane of analytics. It’s why data scientists spend upwards of 80% of their time preparing and cleansing data instead of exploring the data and building models that leverage it. Read more…