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Moscow-based Runa Capital has invested €3 million ($3.4 million) in MariaDB, the open-source database company that offers what began as a MySQL…
LinkedIn shed more light Tuesday on a big-data framework dubbed Gobblin that helps the social network take in tons of data from a variety of sources so that it can be analyzed in its Hadoop-based data warehouses.
At AWS Re:Invent, Amazon may be signaling an end to the race to the bottom with lots of higher-end products and services, but not a mention of price cuts. There is another day to go, but still.
The new system, called TSAR, acts as a real-time data orchestrator and makes it easier for product teams to receive insights into Twitter’s data much faster than before.
MariaDB 10 is out, featuring a “Connect engine” that makes it easier to handle data from both traditional SQL databases and more web-scale NoSQL systems. The new functionality merits new editions of the MariaDB Enterprise and Enterprise Cluster products.
If your SaaS company has a high customer churn rate, it’s as if you’re trying to row in a leaky boat. You can’t move forward because you’re too busy bailing yourself out. Here are four steps you can take to make sure you retain more customers and keep your churn rate low.
In a pivot, Parelastic morphed into Tesora and will make its current database virtualization middleware a plug-in for OpenStack.
Roger Levy says SkySQL will move into a relational database innovation phase now, rather than just trying to provide an alternative to Oracle’s MySQL.
The company, which takes in many of the original MySQL crowd, is taking its fight against Oracle into the enterprise as promised. The bundle is unsurprisingly called MariaDB Enterprise.
Postgres and MySQL are both open source databases, but MySQL is owned by Oracle. So why is it cheaper than Postgres on Amazon’s RDS?
Postgres will take its position alongside MySQL, SQL Server and Oracle as a top tier database in AWS’ Relational Database Service, sources said.
There are tons of MySQL database aficianados out there who prefer to use standard tools in their cloud work. Google is obliging with new support for native connectors and drivers.
Facebook’s decision to include status updates and wall posts in Graph Search could be called great or creepy depending on the user, but it wasn’t an inconsequential decision technologically. In fact, it put a significant strain on the feature’s database infrastructure.
Exclusive: Startup sees the need for New Relic-type performance management at the all-important database layer.
It started off as a hobby project, before its team realized it was being used — in unexpected ways — by the likes of Bank of America. Now RhodeCode wants to do for code management what MySQL did for databases.
The backend for cloud storage startup Box is pretty straightforward at the moment, said the company’s VP of engineering. But it’s considering a shift to some next-generation approaches.
MySQL and MariaDB services company SkySQL has brought Monty Widenius and other MariaDB players on board. The result, says CEO Patrik Sallner, will be “a new form of database platform that ties together other databases.”
Gravity CTO Jim Benedetto knows his way around MySQL after managing a 600-instance cluster at MySpace, but he has found HBase religion as his real-time content-recommendation platform grew. And he’s not alone.
Facebook has built a new open source tool for benchmarking graph databases, called LinkBench. And although the chances are your infrastructure and workloads look nothing like Facebook’s, the good news is LinkBench was built with configurability in mind.
The audacity of a database startup: NewSQL vendor NuoDB dares to propose an update to E.F. Codd’s 12 rules of relational databases, the blueprint for SQL databases for decades.
Once we connect 50 billion devices to the web by 2020, what will those devices talk to? Chicago Startup Tempo hopes those sensors will take to its database as a service — depositing their tiny bits of time series data inside its custom database.
Former Facebook engineers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov launched a startup called MemSQL that seeks to speed relational databases by taking a page out of the Facebook playbook. MemSQL boosts performance by keeping data in memory and converting SQL code into faster C++.
Trying to convince naysayers that it’s serious about Google App Engine as a business, Google put a price plan — actually two price plans — around its MySQL-based SQL Cloud services. Google, Amazon, HP and others are racing to add more database services to their own clouds.
The furor over Michael Stonebraker’s criticism of Facebook’s scaling of its MySQL database we covered last Thursday has continued to generate comments on the post itself and on Twitter. Friday, Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels weighed in with a tweet that seemed to accuse Stonebraker of hubris.
Hopes were high leading into Saturday’s Comic-Con ticket-sale launch that TicketLeap’s cloud-based ticketing platform would be an availability superhero after two failed attempts in November, but those hopes were dashed nearly immediately. The problem was a MySQL bug, and the solution was scaling down cloud servers.
IT is undergoing a series of transformations right now, a few of which were highlighted today. Among them are Dell’s mission to change its business, major storage M&A, packaging hardware and software into integrated systems, and the ongoing transition of enterprise IT into the cloud.
In this video interview, Marten Mickos, ex-CEO of MySQL, discusses the state of open source, lessons he learned from his time at MySQL, and how cloud computing changes everything including open source. He shares unconventional wisdom about the need for open source to think money.
If you follow me on Twitter, then you know I am less than thrilled by the chaos created by LarryStock, aka Oracle…
Several weeks ago, we saw a burst of news around memcached, an increasingly popular open-source caching software framework gaining attention from web…
A few weeks ago I took a detailed look at two MySQL database tools Querious and SequelPro, comparing their feature set. These…
Hadoop, Cassandra, HBase, Hypertable, Open Neptune… these are some open source projects that are being pursued by web technologists in order to deal with explosion of digital data in a post-terabyte world. The traditional way to deal with unstructured data isn’t working. What we need is a structured means of finding, accessing, and retrieving files and objects.
Administering databases is not generally an exciting task, it’s right up there with TPS reports and their cover sheets. So why then,…
BooRah, a semantic vertical search engine founded by former MetroFi employees, has indexed 100,000 blogs and over 100 review sites to create…
The latest cover story in WIRED, called Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business (authored by Editor Chris Anderson of The…