ENTRIES TAGGED "nosql"
Principles for the next generation of NoSQL databases
Rise of NoSQL
Database technologies are undergoing rapid evolution, with new approaches being actively explored after decades of relative stability. As late as 2008, the term “NoSQL” barely existed and relational databases were both commercially dominant and entrenched in the developer community. Since then NoSQL systems have rapidly gained prominence and early systems such as Google’s Bigtable and Amazon’s Dynamo have inspired dozens of new databases (HBase, Cassandra, Voldemort, MongoDB, etc.) that fall under the NoSQL umbrella.
The first generation of NoSQL databases aimed to achieve the dual goals of fault tolerance and horizontal scalability on clusters of commodity hardware There are now a variety of NoSQL systems available that, at their best, achieve these goals. Unfortunately, the cost for these benefits is high: limited data model flexibility and extensibility, and weak guarantees for applications due to the lack of multi-statement (global) transactions.
RedMonk's Steve O'Grady weighs in on data's pressing issues.
Redmonk analyst Steve O'Grady discusses the demand for data scientists, the problem of using data to asking the right questions, and why you shouldn't rush into a NoSQL investment.
How to think about choosing a database.
A relational database is no longer the default choice. Mike Loukides charts the rise of the NoSQL movement and explains how to choose the right database for your application.
Oracle's NoSQL Database is more than a product. It's also an acknowledgement.
Oracle's announcement of a NoSQL product isn't just a validation of key-value stores, but of the entire discussion of database architecture.
Oracle unveils its big data appliance, the Hadoop community gauges contributions.
In this week's data news, Oracle unveils its big data strategy, and Cloudera looks at the contributions to the Hadoop core and community.
Hadoop and R are the new industry standards
Today, Oracle announced their Big Data Appliance. It couldn't be a plainer validation of what's important in big data right now, or where the battle for technology dominance lies.
OSCON's co-chairs dig into the OSCON Data program.
OSCON's co-chairs discuss sessions in the OSCON Data conference and the people who might be interested in the associated topics.
CouchDB proves a good fit for a project with technical limits.
A new project in Zambia is trying to integrate supervisors, clinics, and community healthcare workers into a system that can improve patient service and provide more data. In this interview, Cory Zue explains how CouchDB is playing a role.
Storage, MapReduce and Query are ushering in data-driven products and services.
We're at the beginning of a revolution in data-driven products and services, driven by a software stack that enables big data processing on commodity hardware. Learn about the SMAQ stack, and where today's big data tools fit in.
Data Pointed, CouchDB in the Cloud, Launching Strata
Data Week is a new series that brings together notable stories and developments from the data world. Links in this edition include: the connection between visualizations and art, advice on becoming a data scientist, BigCouch goes open source, and more.