databases

  • FoundationDB And The New NoSQL

    FoundationDB And The New NoSQL

    Databases are the spine of the tech industry: unsung, invisible, but critical–and beyond disastrous when they break or are deformed. This makes database people cautious. For years, only the Big Three–Oracle, IBM’s DB2, and (maybe) SQL Server–were serious options. Then the open-source alternatives–MySQL, PostgreSQL–became viable. …And then, over the last… Read More

  • Crate Lets Developers Set Up Big Data Backends In Minutes

    Crate Lets Developers Set Up Big Data Backends In Minutes

    Big data is (still) hot, but setting up the backend servers to work with huge amounts of information isn’t easy. It often involves involves setting up many different services and once you’re done, you still don’t know how well you’ll be able to scale everything. Crate, which is presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London today, massively simplifies this process. Read More

  • DataStax Lands $106M In Series E Funding

    DataStax Lands $106M In Series E Funding

    DataStax, the commercial face of the open source Apache Cassandra database, announced $106M in Series E Funding, bringing their total to date to over $190M in funding. Today’s round was led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers with additional investors including ClearBridge, Cross Creek and Wasatch, PremjiInvest and Comcast Ventures. Existing investors including Lightspeed… Read More

  • Orchestrate Replaces Multiple NoSQL Databases With A Single API

    The days when developers built their applications on a single database are long over. Many services today use a variety of databases – and especially NoSQL databases – to power the different aspects of their applications. That adds a lot of complexity, points of failure and cost. At the same time, developers are also getting accustomed to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) model, where… Read More

  • Your Database Is Probably Terrible

    Your Database Is Probably Terrible

    Databases aren’t sexy, but they’re the absolute foundation of the tech world, the ground on which all of its edifices are constructed. You probably use a hundred every day. At least. They’re like the Spice in Dune: “S/he who controls the database, controls the universe!” Well, don’t look now, but that universe is beginning to quake. Read More

  • Big Data Company RainStor Raises $12 Million Series C From Credit Suisse And Rogers Venture Partners

    Big Data Company RainStor Raises $12 Million Series C From Credit Suisse And Rogers Venture Partners

    RainStor, makers of a “NewSQL” database, announced that has received a $12 million series C round led by Credit Suisse And Rogers Venture Partners with participation by previous investors Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, Storm Ventures and The Dow Chemical Company. The company has now raised at least $23.5 million. Read More

  • Content Crunching App Silk Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round

    Content Crunching App Silk Raises $1.6 Million Seed Round

    Silk, makers of a free web-based personal database app, today announced a $1.6 million seed funding round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from Atomico, Anil Hansjee, Jens Christensen and Philippe Cases. Read More

  • Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

    Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

    Today Heroku, a platform cloud company owned by Salesforce.com, released a free PostgreSQL app for Macintosh OSX called Postgres.app. You can download the beta here today, and it will be available on the Mac App Store within the next couple weeks. The app is also on GitHub. OS X Lion and Mountain Lion are supported. Read More