Tag: sql

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…

RDBMS Remains Popular As Data Sources Grow

Sep 6, 2017 |

As the number and variety of data sources continues to explode along with proliferation of third party APIs used to connect it, data repositories such as relational databases continue to thrive while emerging software services and tools are accelerating the shift to “open analytics,” Read more…

Kafka Gets Streaming SQL Engine, KSQL

Aug 28, 2017 |

Confluent today unveiled KSQL, a SQL engine for Apache Kafka designed to enable users to run continuous interactive SQL queries on streaming data. The new software, which is currently in developer preview, will lower the barrier of entry for stream processing, the vendor says. Read more…

Databricks, Flush With Cash, Steers Spark at AI

Aug 22, 2017 |

Momentum around the Apache Spark cluster computing framework continues to build with the announcement of hefty late-stage funding round that will help push the analytics platform and related artificial intelligence applications deeper into enterprises. 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…