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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Infor's suite of high-end cloud financial software products include a new user interface, in-memory database technology and more. CloudSuite signals a major shift in the application space. Will CIOs bite?
Big trends in the No Design Database era and other takeaways from MongoDB's first user conference.
As a very full-featured free app, Medscape is worth a download. If you have space on your device, I strongly recommend you download the full database so you're prepared in any eventuality.
Delphix says virtualising the database can save space and avoid replicating data that can take up lots of storage.
The ESA has detailed how its engineers design a processor that can operate within the high radiation environment of space.
A teardown of Apple's new iPhone shows how the Cupertino giant manages to pack so much hardware into such a small space, and design it to draw as little power as possible.
Big data is back on the agenda of enterprises, according to a new survey released by Oracle, the eponymous database company. The survey of 949 datacentre managers in Europe and the Middle East was commissioned from analyst firm Quocirca and suggests that datacentres are running out of space for data -- fast.
We have just learned the identity of the first database administrator to travel into space.
Microblogging service gets design overhaul to improve user interface and help companies promote brands on profile pages, as battle in social space heats up.
Autodesk is preparing to launch cloud solutions of its own as its executives see possibilities to revolutionize the design space.
The Space Launch System (SLS) is NASA's next-generation rocket system that will serve as the centerpiece for deep space exploration for the coming decades.
An Oxford facility will design, test and build the first high-definition streaming camera to be installed on the International Space Station, under a joint venture between the UK, Russia and Canada
Smarter design will also free up space in server rooms...
MarkLogic are an interesting and rapidly growing company in the enterprise space right now: essentially they replace the relational database model in ways that make their next generation purpose built tools fit your unstructured data.Their servers coral all the heterogeneous information companies create to index everything they see, pulling together information in context.
A vision to turn the unused white space of wireless airwaves into a "Super WiFi" is one step closer toward becoming reality.In a blog post today, Google said it is one of nine companies that the FCC this week named as administrators for a white spaces database.
SAP acquired Sybase for its innovation in the mobile data space. Will Oracle leverage its own mobile database offering to compete?
Speaking of roadmaps, Microsoft (either "by design" or by mistake) has provided a due date for SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database. Up until recently, the Softies have been saying SQL Server 2008 R2 would be a "first half" 2010 product. But in a new benchmark report, that date gets more specific.
Kickfire's hardware-accelerated MySQL appliance blows the doors off monster Oracle database servers in equivalent TPC-H benchmarks in a tiny fraction of the cost, space, storage and power usage. Last week, during their press briefings the future of the company looked bright indeed.
Spanish researchers have developed a computer model able to generate virtual faces which display emotions and moods according to personality traits. The team leader explains: 'The aim of this work has been to design a model that reveals a person's moods and displays them on a virtual face. In the same 3-D space we have integrated personality, emotions and moods, which had previously been dealt with separately.' This model could be applied in both educational environments (virtual tutors and presenters with personality traits) and in video game characters. But read more...
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