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AWS announces a serverless database service

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing division today announced a new database service that will make it easier and cheaper to quickly launch relational databases that don’t need to process data con

Larry Ellison pokes AWS while unveiling intelligent database service at Oracle OpenWorld keynote

Oracle is far behind in the cloud and chairman Larry Ellison knows it, so he takes whatever opportunity he can to take a swipe at market leader AWS. Last night’s Oracle OpenWorld keynote was no

Salesforce is using AI to democratize SQL so anyone can query databases in natural language

SQL is about as easy as it gets in the world of programming, and yet its learning curve is still steep enough to prevent many people from interacting with relational databases. Salesforce's AI researc

Kinetica scores $50 million Series A for super-charged in-memory database solution

Kinetica's roots as a company go back to a 2009 consulting project for U.S. intelligence services. When they couldn't find a solution on the market to meet the strict demands of the army and NSA to tr

With version 2.0, Crate.io’s database tools put an emphasis on IoT

Crate.io, the winner of our Disrupt Europe 2014 Battlefield, is launching version 2.0 of its CrateDB database today. The tool, which is available in both an open source and enterprise version, started

Google launches Cloud Spanner, its new globally distributed relational database service

Google today announced the beta launch of Cloud Spanner, a new globally distributed database service for mission-critical applications. Cloud Spanner joins Google’s other cloud-based database se

PitchBook brings company financial data to its mobile app

Finding financial data, particularly for private companies, is no small task. It usually requires a solid BS detector for researching online and a network of knowledgeable sources to bounce numbers

Stratoscale acquires database-as-a-service company Tesora

Stratoscale, a startup that gives enterprises AWS-compatible environments inside their data centers, has acquired Tesora, a database-as-a-service company that runs on top of the OpenStack platform and

AWS goes after Oracle with new PostgreSQL support in Aurora

There were a lot of jokes and comments at Oracle’s expense today at the AWS re:Invent conference, but perhaps the boldest statement came when AWS announced it  was adding PostgreSQL support to

InfluxData closes $16 million Series B led by Battery Ventures to organize IOT data

Imagine for a moment that you’re riding in one of John Zimmer’s proposed autonomous sleeper cars and you’re fast asleep on a road trip across the state. All of the sensors on the ve

All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta

Google is making a number of announcements around its Cloud Platform today. Most of these focus on its various cloud database services, but the company is also making a major update to its low-cost N

Helix conducts research as you write

Researchers often need to go beyond Google to find the kind of medical journal articles and flat data files necessary for their work. But many journal articles are locked away in databases like JSTOR

Basho open-sources its Riak TS database for the Internet Of Things

It seems as though every device manufacturer in the world wants to connect its products to the internet, from mattresses and washing machines to toasters and juicers. There’s so much data out there

Microsoft’s next version of SQL Server will launch June 1

The next version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship database product, will launch on June 1, the company announced today. The release follows Microsoft’s usual round of public previews an

MongoLab Changes Its Name To mLab As It looks Beyond Database Management

MongoLab has long been the de facto service for deploying and managing MongoDB databases, but now that the company has cornered this market, it’s looking to expand into new areas. Before launch

New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

New Relic is launching a new analytics component for its application and server monitoring suite today that allows developers to drill even deeper into the data their code (and users) generate. The Ne

Datos IO Raises $12.5M Series A Round For Its Big Data Recovery Platform

When you have a lot of data in your data warehouse, NoSQL database or cloud-native data store, recovering all of that data after it has become corrupted or inaccurate is difficult. Datos IO, which wa

NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback

Basho was once a rising star in the NoSQL space, but over time other vendors began to move in, and it lost a step or two — then came a big turnover of key personnel last year. With the c

CitusDB Releases An Open-Source PostgreSQL Tool That Promises Better Database Performance

CitusDB, a database analytics startup that is hoping to take on big boys like Oracle, today announced the release of CSTORE, a columnar store extension for PostgreSQL. The open-source tool, which the

NuoDB Raises $14.2M Round Led By Dassault Systèmes For Its Distributed Database Management System

NuoDB, a Cambridge, Mass.-based database company that specializes in distributed database management, today announced that it has raised a $14.2 million funding round led by Europe’s second-larg
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