databases

  • DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    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 when it announced the release of DataStax Enterprise Graph. The new enterprise graph product has been fully integrated into the DataStax Enterprise product set, giving customers an integrated… Read More

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

    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. Until then, the company’s database focus remains squarely on the upcoming release of SQL Server 2016, which is currently available as a release candidate and which will become generally… Read More

  • Tableau scores advanced database tech with acquisition of German startup HyPer

    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 technology into its product set. Tableau is a business intelligence and analytics company, taking business data and helping companies make sense of it. The new HyPer database technology should provide… Read More

  • Optimizing Analytics On Time Series Databases Crunch Network

    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 analysis. Soon after his injury he devoted his time to studying navigation, meteorology, winds and currents. He studied thousands of ships’ logs and charts and analyzed more than a billion… Read More

  • 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