YugaByte’s new database software rakes in $16 million so developers can move to any cloud

Looking to expand the footprint of its toolkit giving developers a unified database software that can work for both relational and post-relational databases, YugaByte has raised $16 million in a new r

AWS makes it easier and faster to query data stored in its S3 and Glacier storage services

At its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS today announced a small but significant update to its S3 cloud storage and Glacier cold storage service — and how developers can access data in them

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

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

BlazingDB uses GPUs to manipulate huge databases in no time

Gathering petabytes of data about your customers is cool, but how can you take advantage of this data? BlazingDB lets you run high-performance SQL on a database using a ton of GPUs. The company is int

AWS launches Kinesis Analytics for analyzing real-time streaming data

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform today launched Kinesis Analytics, a new service that makes it easier to analyze real-time streaming data with the help of standard SQL queries. Kinesis Ana

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

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

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. Th

Snowflake Raises $45M Series C Round For Its Data Warehousing Service, Comes Out Of Beta

Snowflake, a novel data warehousing service that’s run by former Microsoft server and tools executive Bob Muglia, is coming out of beta today. In addition, the company today announced that it ha

Microsoft Introduces Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Microsoft today announced a new service in its Azure database lineup during its Build developer conference keynote today. The Azure SQL Data Warehouse, which will go into public preview in June, is me

Microsoft Announces Elastic SQL Database Pools For Azure

Developers and independent software vendors who often run hundreds -- or even thousands -- of separate databases for their customers now have a new option to manage them while keeping costs predictabl

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

SkySQL Raises $20M To Support Open-Source Relational Database MariaDB

SkySQL has raised $20 million to deepen its support for MariaDB, the fast growing open-source relational database and the emerging database of choice for Wikipedia. The round was led by Intel Capital

Looker Takes $2M From First Round And PivotNorth To Build ‘A Sequel To SQL’ For Business Intelligence

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.looker.com">Looker Data Sciences</a>, a business intelligence startup founded by an early lead engineer from Netscape and LiveOps, is today emerging from stealth mo

Citus Data Launches CitusDB, An Analytics Database Based On Google Dremel With Parallel Processing At Its Core

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.citusdata.com/">Citus Data</a> has launched <a target="_blank" href="http://www.citusdata.com/docs/before-production/13-documentation/60-documentation-sql-on-hadoop

Why VCs Will Continue To Invest In Big Data Startups For Many Years To Come

This week,<a target="_blank" href="http://www.splicemachine.com/"> Splice Machine</a> raised $4 million to develop its SQL Engine for big data apps.<a target="_blank" href="https://www.mongohq.com/hom

Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.heroku.com/">Heroku</a>, a platform cloud company owned by <a target="_blank" href="http://www.salesforce.com/">Salesforce.com</a>, released a free <a target=

Y Combinator Alum Citus Data Wants To Make Scalable Data Analytics Accessible To Anyone

As companies from small startups to large enterprise continue to generate an ever-increasing amount of data, the demand for affordable and scalable databases also increases. Typically, this market has

Weekend Hacking: RIAA website gets manhandled

It was too cold to go outside just about everywhere in the country this weekend, so it appears that some enterprising Reddit users took the time to find a slow SQL query on the RIAA’s website an