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  • MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars

    Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open-source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module and stronger security tools.

    Written by Joab Jackson10 April 14 01:29
  • Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics

    Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 April 14 18:01
  • SQL and NoSQL come together with new MariaDB Enterprise offerings

    Hoping to give database managers and developers more flexibility in handling vast amounts of data, SkySQL is releasing versions of its MariaDB-based Enterprise and Enterprise Cluster products that offer integration with NoSQL databases.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 April 14 02:18
  • Oracle doubles the speed of MySQL query handling

    For the next release of its open source MySQL, Oracle is making a number of changes designed to vastly boost the speed of the open source relational database management system.

    Written by Joab Jackson31 March 14 23:05
  • Facebook, other Web giants unite to scale MySQL

    Facebook has joined a number of other Internet services heavyweights, such as Google and LinkedIn, to better equip the MySQL relational database management system for large- scale work.

    Written by Joab Jackson27 March 14 17:09
  • SAP rolls out 'smart' new way to do data warehousing

    SAP is continuing to merge its HANA in-memory database platform with its Business Warehouse data warehousing software, with the latest update adding support for HANA's real-time data loading services.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus25 March 14 16:50
  • NoSQL vendor Basho restaffs executive team

    NoSQL database vendor Basho has restaffed its executive ranks, following a recent exodus of its CEO, chief technology officer and chief architect.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 March 14 20:52
  • SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services

    SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 March 14 19:41
  • Intel wants to be the 'operating system' for big data

    Intel is continuing to build out its array of software tools for the Hadoop open-source big data processing framework, with an emphasis on the security and reliability features demanded by large enterprises.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus13 Feb. 14 17:17
  • Cloudera launches in-memory analyzer for Hadoop

    Hadoop distributor Cloudera has released a commercial edition of the Apache Spark program, which analyzes data in real time from within Cloudera's Hadoop environments.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 Feb. 14 20:10