• The Holy Grail of Web Scale Crunch Network

    The Holy Grail of Web Scale

    With customers demanding access to goods and services where and when they want, and servers deluged with requests, concurrency and expectations of responsiveness, organizations of all types are focused on building “web-scale” systems. Initially built by companies such as Facebook and Google because their sheer size demanded it, web-scale technology has become the mantra for… Read More

  • YC Alum PipelineDB Releases Open Source Streaming SQL Database

    YC Alum PipelineDB Releases Open Source Streaming SQL Database

    PipelineDB, a Y Combinator Winter 2014 graduate, announced the availability of the open source version of its streaming SQL database product today. A commercial version is expected later this year. The product is an open-source database that runs SQL queries continuously in streams, incrementally storing the results in tables, company co-founder Derek Nelson explained.  “[The… Read More

  • Tamr Snaps Up $25.2M To Unify Enterprise Data Sources

    Tamr Snaps Up $25.2M To Unify Enterprise Data Sources

    Tamr, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that helps companies understand and unify all of the disparate databases across a company, announced a $25.2 million Series B round today. The investment isn’t from the usual Silicon Valley suspects. It’s a round from a group of strategic investors who really believe in the company’s mission, according to CEO and co-founder… Read More

  • New MongoDB Connector Creates Direct Link To Data Visualization Tools

    New MongoDB Connector Creates Direct Link To Data Visualization Tools

    MongoDB, the open source database platform, announced several updates today at its MongoDB World user conference in New York City, including integration with Tableau and other data visualization tools. Lots of companies have been building applications using MongoDB because they like its lack of structure and flexibility. It’s one of the key reasons they use MongoDB, but when it comes to… Read More

  • FoundationDB And The New NoSQL Crunch Network

    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