Feeds

NoSQL player questions big data

Hello, VMware

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Memcached specialist Gear6 is blending the DMBS features of query and search with the big data world of NoSQL while aligning with a VMware favorite.

The company has announced that it's adding native query capabilities to its Memecached distribution, to turn its Memecached into what it called a "NoSQL-like store".

Gear6 will also announce its Gear 6 Web Cache Memcached server is to be integrated with Redis, one of the NoSQL family of data processing architectures for handling big data in cloud computing environments and sponsored by virtualization market leader VMware. VMware last month hired Redis founder and lead developer Salvatore Sanfilippo.

Gear6 said that users could build, develop and deploy dynamic data services through the integration of its Memcached and Redis products.

Asked whether it would also support other NoSQL contenders, such as MongoDB and Cassandra, executive vice president of products Joaquin Ruiz said it was still really early days in the Key-Value (KV) space.

However, Ruiz said: "Redis is one that's already out there, it's proven, in production and supported by a large, stable player so won't go away, so we really endorse and like the technology." There's no date when Redis will be added to Gear6's Memcached.

Also, due to be announced, is the ability for Gear6's Memcached implementation to be sliced up and run in Linux-based servers instead of just as a single cloud instance.

Gear6 is now available as a DEB package for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx due this week plus older versions of Ubuntu, Debian plus RPM formats for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS.

The updates will be announced at the MySQL Conference in Santa Clara, California. Ruiz said the event is a good platform because many KV technologies are used in conjunction with MySQL while up to 40 per cent to Gear6's core acceleration business is MySQL.

Ruiz said Gear6 is adding native query because customers want to search the growing volumes of unstructured data they've been storing and retrieving from Memcached systems without bolting on a full-blown DBMS.

He said you might use the query in Memcached to quickly analyze a series of website cookies to find a strong of objects with a price or name index. "Unstructured data sets are growing at ridiculous speeds," Ruiz said. "Customers want high access and low latency." ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Be real, Apple: In-app goodie grab games AREN'T FREE – EU
Cupertino stands down after Euro legal threats
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search
Microsoft system will be the default for browser in US until 2020
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?