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  • MongoDB competes on speed and flexibility

    While debate <a href="http://m.cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/6/108663-scalable-sql/fulltext">rages on</a> over the value of nonrelational, or NoSQL, databases, two case studies presented at a New York conference this week point to the benefits of using the MongoDB non-SQL data store instead of a standard relational database.

    Written by Joab Jackson09 June 11 09:26
  • Stealth startup invents 'do-it-all' analytics database

    A highly-touted Anglo-US startup has emerged from stealth mode this month with a new type of database design it believes can transform the way this class of software is used by many large companies.

    Written by John E Dunn28 May 11 04:07
  • FAQ: SAP's HANA in-memory computing platform

    This week's SAP Sapphire Now conference marked about a year since the company launched its HANA (High Performance Analytic Appliance) in-memory computing platform. Since then, SAP has done its best to keep HANA in the news, bringing products and partnerships to market quickly and announcing many future plans.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus21 May 11 04:50
  • SAP launching in-memory computing cloud

    SAP is opening up a cloud-based platform for its HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) in-memory computing technology, enabling partners to develop applications that take advantage of its capabilities, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus19 May 11 01:25
  • SAP goes after Oracle's database with ASE

    SAP will finish porting its ERP (enterprise resource planning) application to the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) database later this year, giving customers now running Oracle and other platforms a lower-cost alternative, the company announced Tuesday during the Sapphire conference in Orlando.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus18 May 11 00:47
  • IBM courts Oracle database users with migration deal

    IBM is attempting to lure Oracle database and middleware customers to "move up" to its own software with a new series of enticements, the company announced Friday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus14 May 11 03:07
  • EMC unveils Hadoop appliance, BI software

    LAS VEGAS - EMC Monday unveiled a purpose-built appliance for processing both structured and unstructured data sets for business analytics tasks.

    Written by Lucas Mearian10 May 11 06:00
  • Oracle starts work on MySQL 5.6

    With work under way to build the next version of the MySQL relational database software, Oracle is focusing much of its efforts on improving the software's performance and replication capabilities, according to an Oracle executive overseeing the software's development.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 May 11 07:01
  • Couchbase offers NoSQL for iPhone

    Introducing NoSQL to the world of mobile applications, Couchbase has released a beta version of its CouchDB non-relational database for the iPhone iOS.

    Written by Joab Jackson03 May 11 06:26
  • Open source PostgreSQL 9.1 beta released

    The PostgreSQL open source database project has released the first beta of version 9.1, which its developers say has more new features than appeared with the 9.0 release, including synchronous replication to help prevent data loss.

    Written by Rodney Gedda03 May 11 00:00