databases

Microsoft’s SQL Server gets built-in support for Spark and Hadoop

It’s time for the next version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship database product. The company today announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 and while yet another update to

Oracle’s database service offerings could be its last best hope for cloud success

Yesterday Oracle announced a new online transaction processing database service, finally bringing its key database technology into the cloud. The company, which has been around for over four decades m

Oracle launches autonomous database for online transaction processing

Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison first introduced the company’s autonomous database at Oracle Open World last year. The company later launched an autonomous data warehouse. Today

MongoDB launches Global Clusters to put geographic data control within reach of anyone

MongoDB‘s Atlas service has been giving companies a managed database service in the cloud for some time. Mongo deals with all the heavy lifting behind the scenes, relieving the developer of crea

Crate.io raises $11M and launches its hosted IoT data platform.

Crate.io, the winner of our Disrupt Europe 2014 Startup Battlefield competition, today announced that it has raised an $11 million Series A round. In addition, the company also launched its ‘Cra

Google Cloud expands its bet on managed database services

Google announced a number of updates to its cloud-based database services today. For the most part, we’re not talking about any groundbreaking new products here, but all of these updates address

Timescale is leading the next wave of NYC database tech

Data is the lifeblood of the modern corporation, yet acquiring, storing, processing, and analyzing it remains a remarkably challenging and expensive project. Every time data infrastructure finally cat

MongoDB gets support for multi-document ACID transactions

MongoDB is finally getting support for multi-document ACID (atomicity, consistency, isolation, durability) transactions. That’s something the MongoDB community has been asking for for years and

Oracle to expand automation capabilities across developer cloud services

Last fall at Oracle OpenWorld, chairman Larry Ellison showed he was a man of the people by comparing the company’s new autonomous database service to auto-pilot on his private plane. Regardless,

Dgraph raises $3M for its open-source distributed graph database, hits 1.0 release

Dgraph is an increasingly popular open-source distributed graph database that uses a version of Facebook's GraphQL as its default query language. Today, the company announced that it has raised $3

Google Cloud Spanner update includes SLA that promises less than five minutes of downtime per year

Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed cloud database got an update today that includes multi-region support, meaning the database can be replicated across regions for lower latency and be

Snowflake’s newest cloud data warehouse takes aim at regulated industries

Snowflake, makers of a cloud data warehouse service, announced a new virtual private product that should appeal to highly regulated companies like financial services and healthcare. In fact, the compa

MongoDB launches Stitch, a new backend as a service, and brings Atlas to Azure and GCP

MongoDB is hosting its annual developer conference in Chicago this week and no good developer conference would be complete without a few product launches.

Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

While Microsoft's big Azure database news today is the launch of Cosmos DB, its new "planet-scale" distributed database service, there is a good chance that many developers will be more interested in

With Cosmos DB, Microsoft wants to build one database to rule them all

"We want this to be the database of the future and to last for many decades to come," Microsoft's Dharma Shukla told me when we talked about Cosmos DB, the new globally distributed database the compan

Cockroach Labs announces $27M Series B and enterprise tier for its reliable database

“A database that replicates itself and is meant to survive” — that was the connection that Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball made between the startup’s memorable name and its val

Open source database developer MariaDB picks up $27M from the EIB

As open source database architecture continues to grow in popularity, one of the bigger developers in the area has picked up some funding to target the opportunity. MariaDB Corporation, the company

MongoDB’s Atlas database service goes freemium

MongoDB is still best known for its flagship NoSQL database product, but last year, the company also launched Atlas, a managed database-as-a-service offering that runs on AWS. At the time, MongoDB

Microsoft announces the next version SQL Server for Windows and Linux

Microsoft’s announcement that it was bringing its flagship SQL Server database software to Linux came as a major surprise when the company first announced this in March. Until now, the preview w

Attic Labs raises $8.1M and launches its new decentralized database

San Francisco-based Attic Labs is launching Noms today, a new decentralized database that takes its cues from projects like Git, Camlistore, ipfs, bup and others. As the company also announced today,
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