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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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NoSQL: Injection vaccination for a new generation

We are becoming more and more accustomed to reading about losses of online data through malicious hack attacks, accidents, and downright carelessness – it’s almost as if we don’t know how to secure data against the most common forms of attack. Of course, that isn’t really true as best practice, legislation, and education on …
Andrew Cobley, 13 Nov 2015

Open to the core: MongoDB's enterprise push in 'joins' U-turn

MongoDB grabbed headlines last week with the release of version 3.2 of its popular NoSQL database. Consistent with the company’s prescribed messaging, the tech media dutifully inserted “enterprise” into every headline, touting MongoDB’s new storage engines for better data security, among other things. But one thing was missing …
Matt Asay, 11 Nov 2015
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Using SQL techniques in NoSQL is OK, right? WRONG

Now that we have CQL for Cassandra and N1QL for Couchbase, it seems the power of SQL is being opened for NoSQL database developers. There is, however, a real danger that developers who see these SQL-like languages as an implementation of SQL are in for a world of pain as they try to leverage their SQL skills on a NoSQL …
Andrew Cobley, 25 Aug 2015
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NoSQL champ MongoDB plugs into SQL analytics power

NoSQL database maker MongoDB is tapping the power of business intelligence and data visualisation, working on a connector for SQL-compliant data analysis tools which it promises would work with giants such as IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, plus tools from Qlik and Tableau Software. As a NoSQL database, MongoDB had been …
Gavin Clarke, 3 Jun 2015
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NoSQL pioneer to inject your database with ACID

FoundationDB, the ACID-compliant NoSQL specialist, is working on a document database. The firm already has a prototype that’s in the hands of early customers with plans to go public in 2015, The Register has learned. The move follows delivery of an ACID-compliant graph database for use with FoundationDB’s existing NoSQL …
Gavin Clarke, 5 Jan 2015
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ACID-friendly FoundationDB joins NoSQL millionaires club

FoundationDB, the database startup cooking an ACID*-compliant NoSQL, has caught the eye of investors. The company announced today that it had landed a first round of VC funding, $17m in Series A, from investors Sutter Hill and CrunchFund. The money will be used to fund expansion in sales and marketing, engineering and support …
Gavin Clarke, 13 Nov 2013

12 simple rules: How Ted Codd transformed the humble database

Anniversary Edgar – or Ted – Codd is one of the most influential figures in computing. Born 90 years today*, Codd – who passed away in 2003 – was the man who first conceived of the relational model for database management. Relational databases are today ubiquitous – on your PC, in your smartphone, in your bank’s ATMs, inside airline …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Aug 2013
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Amazon CTO: Big Data? An unfortunate, 'catchy phrase'

Technology Frontiers “I love that the world is data intensive... unfortunately, it’s called 'Big Data',” says Amazon’s chief technology officer Werner Vogels, who went on to describe BD as "a nice catchy phrase". Did the CTO of a company in the top tier of those generating and storing billions of objects through retail sales and cloud service just …
Gavin Clarke, 5 Mar 2013
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Big Data versus small data: Unpicking the paradox

NoSQL and Big Data crashed into the ordered world of relational architectures a few years back, thanks to services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. But while concepts such as key value stores and content-specific stores have certainly enriched our environments, the downside to their arrival is that it has created quite a …
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EnterpriseDB cranks up Postgres database scalability

EnterpriseDB, the commercial entity that is helping to push development of the open source PostgreSQL relational database – and profit from it – is trying to keep the heat on database rival Oracle with its latest 9.2 release and a matching 3.0 update of its database management console. The PostgreSQL project put out its beta …
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NoSQL's CAP theorem busters: We don't drop ACID

CAP theorem* holds no fear for six engineers building FoundationDB, the industry’s latest NoSQL candidate. The difference? It adheres to the principles of ACID** found in relational, which previous NoSQLers have tried to replace. “A lot of people developing NoSQL systems have been discouraged by the CAP theorem and used that …
Gavin Clarke, 22 Nov 2012
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Introducing Microsoft LINQ

Book review Microsoft's Language Integrated Query (also known as LINQ), is one of the key features on the .NET horizon. Already out as a beta, it's slated for release as part of Visual Studio 2008 (which goes under the code name of Orcas, which conjures images of packs of killer whales rather than shrink-wrapped development software). …
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The four pillars of Katmai

Microsoft BI conference The keynote on the second day of Microsoft's BI conference was given by Ted Kummert – corporate vice president of the data storage and platform division at Microsoft. As Jeff Raikes before him, he devoted considerable time to Katmai, the next version of SQL Server. He too stressed that the release date will be 2008 (so perhaps …
Mark Whitehorn, 11 May 2007

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