Talko, like many modern day startups, takes advantage of low-cost web services to build a high-value application. The problem is so many services, so little time.
According to a New York Times report the decision to go with MarkLogic rather than a traditional relational database was a factor in the website’s rocky debut.
If you’ve ever wanted to use the Couchbase NoSQL database but didn’t feel like managing servers, a San Mateo, Calif.-based startup called…
The combination of FoundationDB’s NoSQL chops and storage substrate and Akiban’s SQL expertise could fill a gap that customers need filled, says FoundationDB.
Akiban, the hot Boston-based NewSQL database startup, is making two offerings Akiban Server and Persistit available as downloads this week. To date beta testers have run Akiban Enterprise as an add-on to existing SQL databases. Akiban Server goes it alone.
Although it has been around for more than 20 years, Objectivity thinks the advent of NoSQL and companies trying to emulate Twitter’s ability to determine relationships among disparate pieces of data via graphs might finally propel it into the database big time.
Like most social games, Tribal Crossing applications have a very high database write rate –- changes to the game state must be stored so the user doesn’t lose her game score, “loot” or location. Tribal Crossing migrated from MySQL to Membase to support a higher write rate.
Netflix offers rent-by-mail and streaming movies. The shift from mail-order to streaming video had fairly significant implications for Netflix’s application infrastructure. Netflix realized it would need multiple geographically dispersed data centers and far more processing capacity so it turned to Amazon’s Web Services.
Trend Micro maintains web reputation databases that allow intelligent detection of spam, phishing, or suspicious web sites. It processes data accumulating at the rate of about four petabytes per year. Here’s why Trend Micro settled on Apache Hbase as the core database of new elastic infrastructure.
Today’s links pose some good questions about both cloud computing and NoSQL. For cloud computing, the question is about what’s the right blend of old-school and new-school, and for NoSQL it’s whether the next year will bring consolidation, proliferation or both.
Three years ago, I spent a few post-Thanksgiving hours wondering whether applying the cloud label to everything – now commonly referred to as “cloudwashing” – was a wise idea. In the meantime, marketers correctly decided it was, but concern over the wisdom of overusing buzzwords hasn’t gone away.
As the days of summer wane, the news is a bit light, but Intel’s beefed up Atom chips for storage and a positive technical review for Northscale are among the blogs we found interesting today. It’s hardly beach reading, but dive on in.
Schooner Information Technology, a 2-year-old year old startup in Menlo Park, Calif., today came out of stealth mode with an appliance designed…