SQL databases with in-memory column stores, NoSQL with query languages; it looks like the two schools of database design have begun to merge.
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Although organizations are exploring No-SQL and Big Data databases, many would like to access these data stores using a SQL interface. FoundationDB is now offering a SQL "personality" for their key-value store database.
Organizations that have maintained their investment in traditional SQL-based databases -- and are seeing the limitations of these databases -- have started adding No-SQL and Big Data databases to their portfolio. FoundationDB believes its database can do it all.
When it comes to the most popular database management systems, the top three are no surprise; but relatively unheralded PostgreSQL is gaining. And, despite what you may have heard, relational databases still rule.
What's a developer to do when a high-performance - but very small - database is needed for a project? FairCom believes that its c-treeACE family of navigational databases can be the solution.
Because of the number of firms using its databases, Oracle has high hopes for its in-memory database architecture.
A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.
Facebook's Social Graph -- the database underlying its Graph Search engine unveiled yesterday-- is just one of many graph databases being employed for complex, connected data. Neo4j is another leading graph database that is open source and used by Cisco, Adobe, Squidoo and Intuit.
The company has updated its Cloud SQL service, increasing the maximum size of databases tenfold and the maximum size of instances fourfold. Users can also now choose whether they want their database stored in a US or EU datacentre.
The McAfee database security solution has been designed to protect databases from external, internal and intra-database threats.
Platform-as-a-service specialist Heroku has spun its Postgres database out of its main product into a standalone service, giving people more choice of databases to provision from the cloud
McAfee said today that it would acquire Sentrigo, which builds database access and monitoring software, a move that allows McAfee to extend its branded security veil to the enterprise database.The companies already offer database products together, under an OEM agreement that allows Sentrigo to offer McAfee Vulnerability Manager for Databases, McAfee Database Activity Monitoring and McAfee Integrity Monitoring for Databases.
Oracle has introduced a database-specific firewall that protects against external and internal database attacks, including SQL injections."Oracle Database Firewall offers organisations a first line of defence that can stop internal and external attacks from reaching databases," Vipin Samar, Oracle's vice president of database security, said in an announcement at RSA on Monday.
Kognitio has introduced Pablo, a tool for speeding the performance of business intelligence and data warehousing applications.Pablo is designed to create an in-memory database of the information stored in transactional databases or data warehouses, reducing the time it takes to access the data.
Harnessing the power of many small databases to do the work of a very large, centralized database
Arjen Lentz, executive director of Brisbane-based company Open Query, has become a member of the interim board of directors for the Open Database Alliance (ODBA) — an organisation intended to promote the ecosystem around free and open source databases.
Government information policy is "out of control", according to digital civil liberties organisation the Open Rights Group (ORG).Following the release on Monday of a report by the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) entitled 'Database State', which said that 11 out of 46 UK government databases could contravene human rights law, ORG called for non-compliant databases to be scrapped.
Database security vendor Sentrigo has released an open-source fuzz testing tool to help pinpoint security-related coding deficiencies in Oracle databases.The tool, called FuzzOr, runs on Oracle 8i and is aimed at PL/SQL programmers and DBAs looking to find and eliminate vulnerabilities that may be exploited via SQL injection and buffer overflow attacks -- the most common techniques used to launch hacker attacks on databases.
Today xkoto announced that they've added Microsoft's SQL Server to the list of database management systems that they're supporting in GRIDSCALE, fulfilling a promise to expand their offering to support many databases made when they exited stealth mode in December 2007. For those keeping track, I introduced xkoto GRIDSCALE and its capability to virtualize database access in the post, xkoto’s GridScale virtualizes data access.