• Review

    Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 10:47 am

    Apache Cassandra is a free, open source NoSQL database designed to manage very large data sets (think petabytes) across large clusters of commodity servers. Among many distinguishing features, Cassandra excels at scaling writes as well as reads, and its "master-less" architecture makes creating and expanding clusters relatively straightforward. For organizations seeking a data store that can support rapid and massive growth, Cassandra should be high on the list of options to consider.
  • IBM buys NoSQL cloud provider Cloudant

    Posted February 24, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    Adding more muscle to its cloud operations portfolio, IBM is acquiring hosted NoSQL database provider Cloudant.
  • Which freaking database should I use?

    Posted February 13, 2014 - 11:12 am

    The big data era calls for NoSQL databases. Explore the new alternatives to old RDBMS and find out which one is best for you.
  • Essential reading for choosing a NoSQL database

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Like most software engineers, I’ve spent a great deal of time mastering relational databases. Getting started with a distributed database (or NoSQL) can have your head spinning as you try to unlearn your relational ways and adapt to a new style of data storage and access. Here are some helpful resources to get you going and choose the right platform.
  • NoSQL database vendor MongoDb raises $150M in new funding round

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 9:29 am

    In a sign of the growing enterprise interest in new technologies for big data applications, NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has raised $150 million in a fresh round of funding from several major firms including, Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital.
  • SQL to NoSQL: A match made in heaven for

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 10:02 am

    When SQL doesn't make the cut, NoSQL databases are called upon.
  • Review

    4 free, open source management GUIs For MongoDB

    Posted June 12, 2013 - 11:54 am

    MongoDB is certainly one of the most popular open source, document-oriented NoSQL databases. Developed and maintained by 10gen, MongoDB is available in both a free version and a paid-for enterprise version, which adds features such as Kerberos security, SNMP access, and live monitoring features. However, neither the free version nor the enterprise version comes with a management GUI.
  • Google rolls out by-the-minute cloud billing, introduces a new NoSQL database

    Posted May 15, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    Google, attempting to build its reputation as an enterprise and developer-focused cloud computing provider, today said its cloud platform is open for anyone to signup for, and can be used with a new by-the-minute billing scheme.
  • Review

    NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase

    Posted March 21, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    MongoDB edges Couchbase Server with richer querying and indexing options, as well as superior ease-of-use
  • MongoDB refines load balancing

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 10:09 am

    Following the tradition set by recent versions, the new release of the MongoDB NoSQL data store comes with a batch of new features designed to appeal to the enterprise market, including a new built-in search engine, more support for geospatial data and the ability to balance workloads across multiple servers more effectively.
  • FoundationDB aims to consolidate NoSQL

    Posted March 6, 2013 - 10:18 am

    In an effort to combine the best of two database technologies, startup FoundationDB has launched a new data store that it claims can offer the reliability of transactional databases and the scalability and speed of NoSQL.
  • Neo Technology execs: How Neo4j beat Oracle Database

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 11:01 am

    In an interview, the company's CEO and senior director of products discuss the mobile possibilities of their offering and defend Java's security
  • 10 most successful open source projects of 2012

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 9:00 am

    It's that time when we look back at the year that was and speculate about what's in store for the next.
  • A vendor-independent comparison of NoSQL databases: Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB, Riak

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    In 2010, when the world became enchanted by the capabilities of cloud systems and new databases designed to serve them, a group of researchers from Yahoo decided to look into NoSQL. They developed the YCSB framework to assess the performance of new tools and find the best cases for their use. The results were published in the paper, "Benchmarking Cloud Serving Systems with YCSB."
  • WIN this book: NoSQL Distilled

    Posted September 28, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    ITworld is giving away 5 copies of 'NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence' to some lucky readers. Enter now for your chance to win!
  • Ill-informed haters go after MongoDB

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    NoSQL databases like MongoDB are great for some tasks but not for others. Is it MongoDB's fault if misguided developers use it to solve the wrong problem?
  • Apache Cassandra database upgrade due this fall

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Open source NoSQL database will get schema change and virtual node capabilities, and query improvements are also eyed
  • Which freaking database should I use?

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 6:11 am

    In the era of big data, good old RDBMS is no longer the right tool for many database jobs. Here's a quick guide to choosing among NoSQL alternatives
  • 7 hard truths about the NoSQL revolution

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 5:04 pm

    Forgoing features for speed has its trade-offs as these NoSQL data store shortcomings show
  • Red Hat releases NoSQL database for enterprise Java

    Posted June 20, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Enterprise open source software provider Red Hat has jumpedinto the emerging NoSQL market, releasing an in-memory data store as part of an update of its JBoss management platform.
  • The time for NoSQL standards is now

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    Like Larry Ellison's yacht, the RDBMS is sailing into the sunset. But if NoSQL is to take its place, a standard query language and APIs must emerge soon
  • NoSQL vendor 10Gen secures $42M in fresh funding

    Posted May 30, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    10Gen, one of the leading vendors of NoSQL database technologies, has secured $42 million in fresh funding from New Enterprise Associates and existing investors such as Sequoia Partners and Flybridge Capital.
  • Review

    Flexing NoSQL: MongoDB in review

    Posted February 8, 2012 - 7:15 am

    MongoDB shines with broad programming language support, SQL-like queries, and out-of-the-box scaling
  • Review

    First look: Oracle NoSQL Database

    Posted November 16, 2011 - 7:14 am

    Oracle's take on the distributed key-value data store is fast, flexible, and enterprise-grade serious
  • NoSQL: Breaking free of structured data

    Posted June 9, 2011 - 8:30 am

    SQL has been around for so long that it's practically synonymous with "databases." But a new wave of data management tools -- some of them in use by huge Web players -- is changing the landscape.

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