“We went down the path of building Oracle NoSQL database because of explicit request from some of our largest Oracle Berkeley DB installations that wanted to move away from maintaining home grown sharding implementations and very much wanted an out of box technology that can replicate the robustness of what they had built “out of [...]
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“Application designers need to start by thinking about what level of data integrity they need, rather than what they want, and then design their technology stack around that reality. Everyone would like a database that guarantees perfect availability, perfect consistency, instantaneous response times, and infinite throughput, but it´s not possible to create a product with [...]
451 Research’s 2013 Database survey is now live at http://bit.ly/451db13 investigating the current use of database technologies, including MySQL, NoSQL and NewSQL, as well as traditional relation and non-relational databases.
The aim of this survey is to identify trends in database usage, as well as changing attitudes to MySQL following its acquisition by Oracle, and the competitive dynamic between MySQL and other databases, including NoSQL and NewSQL technologies.
There are just 15 questions to answer, spread over five pages, and the entire survey should take less than ten minutes to complete.
All individual responses are of course confidential. The results will be published as part of a major research report due during Q2.
The full …[Read more]
First of all, I wish you a happy new
Many things happened last year, it was really exciting to be involved in the MySQL ecosystem.
I hope this enthusiasm will be increased this year, up to you !
To start the year, I propose the MySQL[plus] Awards
It will only take 5 minutes to fill out these polls.
Answer with your heart first and then with your experience with some of these tools or services.
Polls will be closed January 31, so, vote now
For “other” answers, please, let me a comment with details.
Don’t hesitate to submit proposal for tools or services in the
And, please, share these polls !
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For those that weren’t able to attend the fantastic NoSQL Now Conference in San Jose last week, but are still interested in the slides about how people are doing Ad Hoc analytics on top of NoSQL data systems, here’s my slides from my presentation:
No sql now2011_review_of_adhoc_architectures View more presentations from ngoodman We obviously continue to hear from our community that LucidDB is a great solution sitting in front of a Big Data/NoSQL system. Allowing easy SQL access (including super fast, analytic database cached views) is a big win for reducing …[Read more]
Following up on my previous blog about enabling SQL Access to CouchDB Views I thought I’d share what I think the single, biggest advantage is: The ability to connect, run of the mill, commodity BI tools to your big data system.
While the video below doesn’t show a PRPT it does show Pentaho doing Ad Hoc, drag and drop reporting on top of CouchDB with LucidDB in the middle, providing the connectivity and FULL SQL access to CouchDB. Once again, the overview:
BI Tools are commoditized; consider all the great alternatives available inexpensively (either in Open Source for free, Open Core, or even simply proprietary). Regardless of what solution you choose, these tools have fantastic, easy to …[Read more]
Following up on my first post on an alternative, more SQL-eee metadata driven approach to doing BI on Big Data, I’d like to share an example on how we can enable easy reporting on top of BIg Data immediately for CouchDB users. We’re very keen on discussing with CouchDB/Hive/other Big Data users about their Ad Hoc and BI needs; please visit the forum thread about the connector.
We’ve been working with some new potential customers on how to leverage their investment in Big Data (specifically Big Couch provided by the fine folks at Cloudant. In particular, this prospects users are …[Read more]
UPDATE: Think we’re right? Think we’re wrong? Desperate to figure out a more elegant solution to self service BI on top of CouchDB, Hive, etc? Get in touch, and please let us know!
There’s a ton of swirling about Hadoop, Big Data, and NoSQL. In short, these systems have relaxed the relational model into schema(less/minimal) to do a few things:
- Achieve massive scalability, resiliency and redundancy on commodity hardware for data processing
- Allow for flexible evolution and disparity in content of data, at scale, over time
- Process semi-structured data and algorithms on these (token frequencies, social graphs, etc)
- Provide analytics and insights into customer behaviors using an exploding amount of data now …
A new healthcare project in Zambia is trying to integrate supervisors, clinics, and community healthcare workers (CHW) into a system that can improve patient service and provide more data about the effectiveness of care. Because of the technical challenges in an extreme rural setting, unique solutions are required. According to Cory Zue, chief technology officer of Dimagi, CouchDB went a long way toward keeping a consistent set of records under extreme circumstances. The full story will be laid out in Zue's talk at the upcoming MySQL conference, but here's a sneak peak.
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I’ll be presenting several sessions at the O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo 2011, which is April 11-14 in Santa Clara, California. I recommend this conference to anyone interested in open-source databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL, CouchDB, MongoDB, and others. There is very good coverage of a diverse list of open-source databases.
My sessions are as follows:
- Building on Strengths, Learning from Differences: a keynote address on the open-source database ecosystem, how we got here, and what we can do to make the most of the future.
- Forecasting MySQL Performance and Scalability: mathematical models for forecasting performance and …
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