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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The Compute Era -- which the tech world appears to be entering as we speak, according to HP -- boils down to the transformation of traditional server silos into pools of processing resources.
Big trends in the No Design Database era and other takeaways from MongoDB's first user conference.
A new version of Microsoft's database has been released, with enhanced in-memory support and Azure-hosted backup.
The next release of Redmond's flagship relational database is done. In-memory computing; cloud and hybrid scenarios; and enhanced data warehousing capabilities are the product's major new features.
DH2i's DxConsole uses server-side application virtualization to provide SQL Server with more availability, disaster resistance, and unified management control. Is this a better approach than placing the database in a virtual machine?
Redmond has joined the Facebook-led datacentre infrastructure and offered up its designs for a 12U shared server chassis used in its Windows Azure, Bing, and Office 365 services.
Google has unveiled the Google Web Designer app for Chrome, but it should really be called Google Ad Designer. It provides a way to create Adobe Flash-style animated ads in HTML5/CSS3
Facebook's open hardware chief Frank Frankovsky on why it won't go back to traditional mass market servers and how open sourcing datacentre design is helping it build more efficient and reliable server farms.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 is slated to deliver in-memory OLTP capabilities, plus a handful of other new and enhanced database features early next year.
Version 2.0 of the Couchbase Server NoSQL database reaches GA, adds document store capabilities to the product's key-value store roots.
EnterpriseDB's Advanced Server offers high levels of compatibility to Oracle's database products while offering the cost savings of an open source project. Keith Alsheimer, head of marketing for EnterpriseDB, and I discussed the company, its products and what it is doing to be on the radar screen of industry decision makers.
Kaazing HTML 5 WebSocket technology enables a single Dell PowerEdge R620 server to deliver 10 messages per second to one million live Web users.
Hekaton, Microsoft's coming in-memory database engine, will be built into the next version of SQL Server. Meanwhile, SQL Server 2012 SP1 is now generally available.
Amazon has added a database service to its try-before-you-buy Free Usage Tier, putting pressure on Oracle at a time when the company is striving to get into the cloud and take on Amazon.
Adobe has packaged up a suite of tools and services — some existing, some new — aimed at helping web designers and developers create rich standards-based content for multiple platforms.
Microsoft is making available for download a test build of Service Pack 1 for its SQL Server 2012 database, as well as new SQL Azure cloud-database additions.
Images for responsive web design are a big issue. We want high-resolution images but we also want to preserve bandwidth. So what's the way forward?
Vendors often begin a discussion of their new product or service by declaring a large percentage of systems found in the organization's data center as "legacy." It would be wise for us to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and then examine what they mean.
As it prepares to release its Windows-enhanced MySQL 5.6 database, Oracle announced late last week a number of downloadable migration tools to ease the process of converting from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL, including data conversion, Excel and Windows installer tools.
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