databases

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,

Microsoft bets on Apache Spark to power its big data and analytics services

Microsoft today announced that it is making a serious commitment to the open source Apache Spark cluster computing framework. After dipping its toes into the Spark ecosystem last year, the company to

MemSQL raises $36M Series C round for its in-memory database platform

In-memory database platform MemSQL today announced that it has raised a $36 million Series C funding round. The round was led by new investors REV and Caffeinated Capital and existing investors Acce

DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

When DataStax acquired Aurelius, a graph database startup last year, it was clear it wanted to add graph database functionality to its DataStax Enterprise product, and today it achieved that goal

With SQL Server 2016, Microsoft focuses on speed, security and luring customers away from Oracle

A few days ago, Microsoft shocked us when it announced that it would soon bring its SQL Server database to Linux. It’ll take until 2017 before SQL Server will be available on Linux, though. Unti

Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

Tableau announced today that it has acquired HyPer, an early-stage German startup born in academia that has developed an advanced database technology. Tableau intends to incorporate the technolog

Optimizing Analytics On Time Series Databases

When Matthew Fontaine Maury was restricted to a desk job because of a leg injury, little did he know that he was showcasing an impressive example of crowdsourced, open source and big data time series

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 focuse
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