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Apple unleashes FoundationDB as an open source project

Apple has open-sourced FoundationDB, a distributed ACID-compliant NoSQL datastore, three years after acquiring the company that developed the technology. At the time, developers who used the database voiced resentment that Apple had taken a useful tool off the market and left companies using the software without support. For …
Thomas Claburn, 20 Apr 2018
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Get tooled up before grappling with Google's Spanner database

When companies started to build applications at web scale and needed services to scale to millions of requests across the globe, it quickly became apparent that relational databases just didn't work well enough. So companies like Amazon and Google built their own that could service these requests but without all the features …
Andrew Cobley, 12 Mar 2018

Rubrik swallows Datos IO, shuffles in distributed DB backup

Extremely well-funded startup Rubrik has bought distributed database backer-up and fellow startup Datos IO. Datos IO's semantic deduplication RecoverX technology has been applied to protecting big data file systems, such as Hadoop, cloud-native data sources and distributed NoSQL databases. It recently extended its technology …
Chris Mellor, 6 Feb 2018
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Yes sir, no sir, 3 bags NoSQL sir: It's a whizz-bang benchmark ... but WTF does it signify?

Sometimes fast just isn’t fast enough and in the fast moving world of NoSQL databases, what was considered blindingly fast yesterday can be seen as slow today. For instance, Cassandra has always been thought of as a fast solution for ingesting data into a database cluster, but today upcoming systems such as Aerospike and Scylla …
Andrew Cobley, 7 Dec 2017
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Couchbase CEO: 'No current financing plans' but no IPO date either

Couchbase is going after businesses tracking customer interactions and investing in "digital transformation" amid speculation of an IPO. The database-flinger wants to make sure it ends up on the right side of the consolidation of the NoSQL space, with observers watching it closely now that competitor MongoDB has taken the …
Rebecca Hill, 28 Nov 2017

MongoDB update plugs security hole and sets sights on the enterprise

Document database-flinger MongoDB has long positioned itself as the dev's best friend, but after ten years it is now fluffing itself up for the enterprise. The firm, which went public just last month and hopes to earn up to $220m, has now launched the latest version of its database, which aims to appeal to these bigger …
Rebecca Hill, 9 Nov 2017

MongoDB shoots for $220m in IPO, values NoSQL biz at $1.2bn

MongoDB hopes to rake in as much as $220.8m when it finally goes public – a move expected later today. The NoSQL database company, which started life as 10Gen in 2007, has set its share price at $24, up from previous market estimates of around $21. It is putting 8 million Class A shares on the market, with trading due to …
Rebecca Hill, 19 Oct 2017
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Database biz MongoDB files to go public, hopes to raise a cool $100m

Oracle-chaser MongoDB has filed to go public, with its accounts revealing it made a net loss of almost $90m in the year ended January 31, 2017. The company, which started life as 10Gen in 2007, has secured a total of $303.4m in equity funding to date, and is hoping to raise $100m in its initial public offering. MongoDB's SEC …
Rebecca Hill, 22 Sep 2017
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Pssst, wanna know a secret? MongoDB has confidentially filed for IPO, reports suggest

NoSQL business MongoDB has filed confidentially for IPO, according to reports. The document database company started life as 10gen in 2007 and has secured a total of $303.4m in equity funding to date. According to Crunchbase, its last round, for an undisclosed amount, was in August 2015, having gained $80m in the January of …
Rebecca Hill, 16 Aug 2017
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The lady (or man) vanishes: The thorny issue of GDPR coding

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now less than a year away, coming into effect in May 2018, and any legal or compliance department worth its salary should already have been making waves about what it means for your organisation. As a technology pro, you know that these waves will lap up against the side of …
Danny Bradbury, 21 Jul 2017
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Will the last person at Basho please turn out the lights?

Basho, once a rising star of the NoSQL database world, has faded away to almost nothing, The Register has learned. According to sources, the company, which developed the Riak distributed database, has been shedding engineers for months, and is now operating as a shadow of its former self, as at least one buy-out has fallen …
Rebecca Hill, 13 Jul 2017
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Microsoft's Cosmos DB adds Graph support to cloud database manager

BUILD Microsoft has announced Cosmos DB, an evolution of its existing DocumentDB NoSQL database service, with new support for graph and key-value database types. Microsoft calls Cosmos DB a "multi-model" database service because it lets you choose from several different APIs. These are DocumentDB, which uses SQL, MongoDB emulating a …
Tim Anderson, 10 May 2017
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NoSQL slinger Basho looks like it's suffering from a case of NoBIZ

NoSQL database supplier Basho is looking for a sale. Basho Technologies provides the Riak KV (key:value) and TS (Time Series) databases to store massive data lakes. It's recently had a focus on the Internet of Things and processing at the edge. We have been hearing that the company has fallen on hard times. It last issued a …
Chris Mellor, 13 Apr 2017
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AWS squares up to Microsoft in chase for MongoDB cloud budgets

Amazon Web Services has joined the chase for MongoDB developers' cloud budgets, announcing new support for NoSQL databases being added to its prize-pony Database Migration Service. In announcing its new support for MongoDB databases as a migration source—and its own DynamoDB as a migration target—the cloudy crew are joining an …
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Couchbase swaps CEO for ex-Veritas prez

NoSQL business Couchbase has replaced Bob Wiederhold as its chief executive officer with former Veritas president Matt Cain. Wiederhold had been CEO since 2010, and will remain at the company as its executive chairman, but will no longer be at the helm as Couchbase makes its long-promised initial public offering. Mountain …
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Google Spanner in the NewSQL works?

The commercial release by Google of its Spanner database as a public beta last month came as both a pleasant surprise and a wake-up call: perhaps the end of NoSQL databases is in sight. Spanner represents the pinnacle of the so-called NewSQL movement, which is a rejection of NoSQL values and a return to the old values of SQL, …
Andrew Cobley, 21 Mar 2017
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A spanner in the works: Google's cloud database hits beta, gets prices

Google's close to plugging a long-standing gap in its public cloud, with its Cloud Spanner distributed relational database hitting public beta. In January, we noted that Cloud Spanner, first detailed in a 2012 white paper, had landed as alpha in 2014 but was yet to become a commercial offering. The beta announced February 14 …
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Google's big Spanner in the works for price war against AWS

The cloud wars won't be won on price – but customers are waking up to the costs, according to Google. "It's not a zero-sum game," Brian Stevens, Google's vice president for Cloud Platform and former Red Hat chief technology officer, told The Reg in a recent interview. "We don't think you just win on cost alone, but we do …
Gavin Clarke, 5 Jan 2017

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