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.
Red Hat has released its latest collection of up-to-date programming languages and database management systems for Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers.
Other Linux distributions are moving to MariaDB for their default database management system, but Ubuntu is standing by Oracle's MySQL. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains why.
Red Hat's newest enterprise Linux takes one giant step forward to its release and shifts from MySQL to MariaDB for its database management system needs.
IBM continues to bet on Linux and open-source databases with its new PowerLinux 7R4 server.
Officially, Red Hat still isn't saying that MariaDB, instead of Oracle's MySQL, will be its default database management system in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. But off-the-record people close to Red Hat tell a different story.
MariaDB, the MySQL fork, continues to pick up steam as openSUSE is also considering using it as the Linux distribution's default database management system.
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
A time-zone and daylight savings reference database used by systems including Mac OS X and Linux has been taken offline by a copyright suit brought by an astrology company
Oracle has released a hardware appliance built on top of x86 servers, after its chief executive, Larry Ellison, said he didn't care if that portion of the business went bust.The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U box with pre-installed Oracle Linux and Oracle appliance manager software, Oracle said on Wednesday.
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.
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