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Does It Make Sense to Do Big Data with Small Nodes?

In this contributed article, Glauber Costa, Principal Architect at ScyllaDB, busts some myths about the best node size for big data. In this age of big data and powerful commodity hardware there’s an ongoing debate about node size. Does it make sense to use a lot of small nodes to handle big data workloads? Or should we instead use only a handful of very big nodes?

An Introduction to NoSQL Databases

In the video presentation below, Bart Baesens, Professor of Big Data & Analytics, discusses a series of non-relational database management systems which focus specifically on being highly scalable in a distributed environment: NoSQL databases. The presentation is an extract from an upcoming book Principles of Database Management.

MongoDB 3.6 Empowers Enterprises and Developers to Move at the Speed of Data

MongoDB Inc. (Nasdaq: MDB), the company behind a leading modern, general purpose database platform, today announced the release of MongoDB 3.6.

ESG Labs Confirms MapR Outperforms Cassandra and HBase by 10x in the Cloud

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform that fully integrates analytics with operational processes in real time, announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) published an ESG Technical Review that evaluated the performance and scalability of running MapR-DB in the cloud, and compared results with two open-source NoSQL database offerings.

erwin Releases Native, Enterprise-Class NoSQL Data Modeling Solution

erwin, Inc., the data management experts, announced the expansion of the company’s “any-squared” (Any2) approach – any data, anywhere – with erwin DM NoSQL, an extension of the company’s market-leading erwin Data Modeler solution. With erwin DM NoSQL, enterprises can model and manage unstructured cloud data with the same rigor and effectiveness as traditional data sources, reducing risk and dramatically enhancing enterprise governance and collaboration.

Introducing Actian Zen Embedded Database for Today’s Data Intensive Next Generation IoT Applications

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced Actian Zen Embedded database, the multiplatform, embeddable database for developers delivering applications to self-managed, small footprint environments. Actian Zen is uniquely well-suited to meet the needs of software developers and data-driven device manufacturers delivering the next generation of IoT applications.

Actian Launches Actian NoSQL, Object-Oriented Database Designed To Deliver Enterprise-Class Performance

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced the newest version of the Actian NoSQL database, combining object technology and enterprise-class database features to provide solutions for businesses with complex data models. Actian has reinvented the traditional object-oriented database to deliver the first NoSQL database with enterprise-class performance and scale.

Couchbase Introduces New Era of Customer Experience with New Engagement Database

Couchbase, Inc. unveiled a newt Engagement Database, a new category of database that enables enterprises to continually create and reinvent the customer experience. Unlike traditional databases, the Engagement Database taps into dynamic data, at any scale and across any channel or device, to liberate data’s full potential at a time when the strategic use of data to create exceptional customer experiences has become a key competitive differentiator for businesses.

MarkLogic Transforms the Database Market with MarkLogic® 9, the Next Evolution in Database Technology

MarkLogic Corporation, a leading operational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL database provider, launched MarkLogic 9, the latest release of the world’s best database for integrating data from silos. With new data integration, security and manageability capabilities, MarkLogic 9 enables organizations to more rapidly, easily and affordably achieve a unified, actionable 360-degree view of their data whether in the cloud or on-premises.

Developers Get Live Data Migration and Free Access With Updates to MongoDB’s Database as a Service

MongoDB announced new capabilities for MongoDB Atlas that enable developers to migrate their data from any location to the company’s secure database service with zero downtime. New updates to MongoDB’s database as service also grant developers free access to the platform for learning, prototyping, and testing their cloud-based applications.