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Big data and the need for speed

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The database can be a bottleneck in organisations' efforts to gain actionable insights from their data, says EXASOL CMO
23 Jan 2015

Why NoSQL? MarkLogic's VP engineering explains what customers are looking for

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Dave Gorbet says the need to integrate multiple sources is the main reason firms are turning to NoSQL
21 Jan 2015

Will 2015 be the 'year of re-platforming' as firms move wholesale to NoSQL and Hadoop?

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Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold says the stars are aligned for big changes in enterprise data platforms this year
07 Jan 2015

Bet365 picks Basho's Riak NoSQL solution ahead of nine alternatives

Bet365 CIO Martin Davies says reliability and stability of product stood out
02 Dec 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

SAP and Birst collaborate to offer cloud-based analytics on Hana

Engineering partnership promises high-speed analytics from a single cloud platform
09 Oct 2014

Oracle's cloud is the entire Earth, and all our rivals need us, proclaims Larry Ellison

'It’s rude, but it’s the truth' says founder and CTO as he rips into SAP, Salesforce and Workday
29 Sep 2014

Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Oracle co-founder becomes executive chairman and CTO while Mark Hurd and Safra Catz become co-CEOs
19 Sep 2014

DataStax announces $106m VC funding for NoSQL database Cassandra

Tranche puts DataStax second only to MongoDB in league of best-funded NoSQL firms
04 Sep 2014

Oracle database 'redaction feature' easily un-redacted, claims researcher

No fancy exploit code required, just a good working knowledge of SQL, claims David Litchfield at Defcon 22
11 Aug 2014

Government plans to link state databases - and share the data with private sector

Cabinet Office 'Data Sharing Policy Team' wants databases linked across government to 'assist growth and prevent crime'
04 Aug 2014

PernixData FVP virtualization software takes SEGA’s storage to the next level

SEGA Networks adopts PernixData FVP software to optimise gaming service platform
28 Jul 2014

Campaigners angered by reports that Oracle's in-memory database feature is switched on by default

Auto-enrollment must stop, says Mark Flynn of Campaign for Clear Licensing on reports that users may pay $23,000 for a feature they never use
25 Jul 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

International study claims almost half of organisations obstruct citizens' access to their own data

University of Sheffield report raises concerns about access to data and calls for more to be done to ensure freedom of information
23 Jun 2014

Oracle’s new in-memory feature 'unfocused, hardware-centric and expensive' says Exasol CEO

Rivals respond to Oracle’s announcement that new in-memory capability is to be released in July
16 Jun 2014

Privacy concerns surround FBI facial recognition database that will contain 52 million images by 2015

Electronic Frontier Foundation warns the facial recognition component of this database poses real threats to privacy
15 Apr 2014

IBM buying Cloudant? "History says they won't make it work" says MarkLogic's Gary Bloom

NoSQL turf war in full swing as MarkLogic lobs grenades at Cloudant, Cloudera and MongoDB
28 Mar 2014

IT Leaders' Forum: the risks and rewards of cloud

For many organisations, the thought of shifting monolithic application architecture to the cloud is daunting. For others, though, it is the solution to entrenched problems
21 Mar 2014

Big data skills gap 'not huge' and even 'exaggerated' say Rackspace and EMC

'Skills are growing with demand for skills' argue big data vendors
06 Mar 2014

Case study: how Oracle licensing drove us into the arms of Maria

Online retailer Greetz tells Computing how migrating to MariaDB has allowed it to grow and innovate
27 Feb 2014

Viber explains why it ditched MongoDB and Redis in favour of Couchbase

Rapid growth in traffic meant the MongoDB / Redis system struggled to scale
21 Feb 2014

National Archive uses MongoDB to put First World War diaries online

Historical documents are available to the public through The National Archives' Discovery Platform
11 Feb 2014

Success of Hadoop big data platform took me by surprise, says co-creator Doug Cutting

'Open source model was essential to its success - but we didn't know that at the time'
07 Feb 2014