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CouchDB 2.0 adds clustering and an easier query language

The latest release of the NoSQL database lowers the bar to entry with an easier-to-use query language, and adds clustering to provide scale-out power

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Larry Ellison says Amazon is '20 years behind' Oracle

Oracle CTO shows off benchmarks with his company's cloud database beating AWS

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Larry Ellison doubles down on the cloud

Ellison's fresh IaaS push and a 'cloud first' road map for the Oracle Database now leave no doubt about the company's cloud seriousness

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Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Sure, there are graph databases like Neo4j, but graph analysis or graph search may be more useful, depending on the sorts of data relationships you need to explore

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MySQL 8.0: More Unicode, less hassle

In its next version, the open source database addresses long-standing issues like Unicode support and the app's more accident-prone innards

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MySQL zero-day exploit puts some servers at risk of hacking

A publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MySQL database could allow attackers to completely compromise some servers

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Review: Google Bigtable scales with ease

If your data runs to hundreds of terabytes or more, look to Cloud Bigtable for high performance, ease of use, and effortless scaling without downtime

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How to answer the top three objections to a data lake

There is usually a set of stakeholders out there who are unfamiliar with Hadoop or the concept of a data lake or perhaps just not interested in changing the status quo of their organizations

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Facebook rocks an open source storage engine for MySQL

Facebook's speedy and compact RocksDB key-value store for MySQL is now open source, but watch out for its limited feature set

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First look: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service exits beta with dramatic improvements in performance and storage capacity

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Uproar: MariaDB Corp. veers away from open source

A new release of the MaxScale database proxy -- essential to deploying MariaDB at scale -- features a proprietary license

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Google says its databases are enterprise ready

Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses in production.

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Google Cloud SQL provides easier MySQL for all

The revamped Cloud SQL service updates to a more recent version of MySQL, but sticks with its mission of making no-maintenance databases

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Big data security is a big mess

No one questions that the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem can yield business-changing insights. Yet few seem willing to face up to the sorry state of big data security

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Big data problem? Don't forget search

While Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases make more noise, search is the original -- and one of the most useful -- big data technologies

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Spark 2.0 takes an all-in-one approach to big data

With a new streaming system, performance enhancements, and API refinements, Apache Spark 2.0 offers a big umbrella to data users

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Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Lock-in is the nature of software, and open source is just software

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Oracle's monster security update fixes Java, database bugs

Oracle’s priorities have clearly shifted away from Java and its database products, as the bulk of fixes are for its middleware and e-commerce applications

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