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Microsoft's globally distributed data shack Cosmos DB shoots for sky. Or at least 5 nines

Ignite Microsoft today launched a wave of new features to lure punters onto its globally distributed database service, Cosmos DB. Multi-Master is faster Cosmos DB, released just over 18 months ago as an evolution of the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL service, has now gained multi-master functionality, promising a service-level agreement (SLA …
Richard Speed, 24 Sep 2018
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Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL

Ten years ago this month, when Lehman Brothers was still just about in business and the term NoSQL wasn't even widely known, let alone an irritant, Facebook engineers open-sourced a distributed database system named Cassandra. Back then, the idea that huge numbers of companies would need a scalable database was almost …
Rebecca Hill, 16 Jul 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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Nouvelle niche: Datos IO adds distributed app fragment recovery

+Comment Distributed database protector Datos IO has added fractional backup and recovery so you can restore the data you want faster. Its RecoverX product has its base in being designed to back up non-relational, distributed databases such as Cassandra and MongoDB, which could be running on-premises or in the public cloud. V2.0 came …
Chris Mellor, 20 Nov 2017
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Talena wants to be distributed database data management rock

Analysis Talena was founded in 2013 to develop data management software for Big Data and non-relational database applications. Its data management software provides backup, recovery, test data management and archiving capabilities for Cassandra, Couchbase, Hadoop, and Vertica. The company claims its software integrates machine learning …
Chris Mellor, 10 Jan 2017

Meet the Tesla of the backup world – Datos IO (no, it doesn't make boxes that catch fire)

Analysis Startup Datos IO is the Tesla of the backup industry, redesigning data protection for distributed apps and focussing on high-end customers with code to solve specific problems no one else can solve anywhere near as well. It now has ten paying customers for its RecoverX distributed database backup product, six months after its …
Chris Mellor, 5 Jan 2017

DataStax slurps DataScale, burps out own managed cloud

NoSQL-business DataStax has today announced its acquisition of the similarly-named DataScale, as well as plans to launch its own managed cloud offering next year. DataStax'a Martin Van Ryswyk, EVP of Engineering, confirmed to The Register that the specific financial terms of the acquisition weren't going to be revealed, but …
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Fear of Staxit: What next for ASF's Cassandra as biggest donor cuts back

I've been a user of Cassandra for quite a number of years. I've suggested fixes for Apache Cassandra and – I believe – was the first to build a small cluster on Raspberry Pi computers. This year I was lucky enough to be voted an Apache Cassandra MVP. It's for these reasons that I've been saddened by this year's falling out …
Andrew Cobley, 14 Nov 2016
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Distributed database defence: Datos IO delivers its distinctives

Datos IO has announced the launch of its RecoverX distributed database protection and recovery tool, designed, we're told, to specifically protect against the sort of AWS outage in Sydney El Reg reported on Monday. Enterprises, Datos IO declares, need dedicated cloud-native data protection to recover applications quickly and …
Chris Mellor, 7 Jun 2016

Hedvig all set to Google-ise that enterprise storage

Start-up Hedvig aims to bring Google/Amazon cloud-style storage to enterprises, with a virtualised pool of storage aggregated from distributed silos. It’s just won seed and A-round funding to the tune of $12.5m and has a Distributed Storage Platform technology that early customers – like Intuit, Dovilo, Van Dijk and Paul …
Chris Mellor, 26 Mar 2015
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'Data center OS' Mesophere plans 2015 hire and roadmap drive

When Mesosphere landed $36m VC funding in December 2014 it also released the first part of its Datacenter Operating System (DCOS). Mesosphere is now in the middle of a recruitment drive, looking to hit a headcount of between 100 and 150 by the end of 2015 – up from 52. Engineering and product development are the other …
Gavin Clarke, 4 Mar 2015
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Cassandra can FINALLY predict the future

The company behind the Cassandra database has partnered with a big-brained computer science company to add real-time analytics to its technology. Datastax announced on Thursday that it had partnered with Apache Spark's steward Databricks to bring the service to Cassandra, giving users of the system a way to rapidly generate …
Jack Clark, 8 May 2014
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SQL giant Oracle plans NoSQL standards body – top Reg sources

Exclusive Database giant Oracle is attempting to create a NoSQL standards body, The Register has learned. The puzzling move was disclosed to El Reg on Friday by multiple well-placed sources at multiple database companies, who were each familiar with the matter. The insiders, speaking on condition of anonymity, say relational database …
Jack Clark, 4 Apr 2014

We don't want your crap databases, says Twitter: We've made OUR OWN

Exclusive Twitter is growing up and, like an adult, is beginning to desire consistent guarantees about its data rather than instant availability. At least that's the emphasis placed by the company on its new "Manhattan" data management software, a bedrock storage system that was revealed in a blog post on Wednesday. What's not …
Jack Clark, 4 Apr 2014
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Cassandra trundles into 2.0 release

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the 2.0 release of the Cassandra database, bringing with it new features for querying and transactions. The release was announced by the ASF on Wednesday, and brings enhancements to the SQL-like Cassandra Query Language (CQL) to the database. Cassandra was developed initially at …
Jack Clark, 5 Sep 2013
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REVEALED: Hungry termites nibbling at Oracle's foundation

Analysis Oracle's business faces growing competition from niche technologies, but the database goliath's size means it may be blind to the threat posed by a marauding hoard of upstarts that are going after its current and future customers. Although Oracle's customer roster includes many of largest companies in every industry you care …
Jack Clark, 26 Jul 2013
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DataStax bags $45 million to massage Cassandra

DataStax has trousered $45 million in funding to help it ramp up the sales and distribution of its paid-for and free versions of the Cassandra database. The funding was announced by the company on Tuesday, along with technical updates to both versions of the open source database. Cassandra was developed at Facebook in the …
Jack Clark, 23 Jul 2013
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NoSQL Cassandra gets SQL overlay

Another day brings another plucky company pitching a way to let a NoSQL system talk SQL. This time it's Acunu, which claimed on Monday to have cracked problems relating to querying data stored in the Facebook-blessed Cassandra NoSQL datastore. "With Cassandra the biggest problem we've seen users have was that data modelling …
Jack Clark, 5 Mar 2013

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