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Open source Microsoft Graph Engine takes on Neo4j

The project allows for graph data to be kept in a distributed in-memory, key-value store and crunched at scale

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RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a project of the Linux Foundation, recently picked up the code for the open source database, which will now get a second chance

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The essential guide to MongoDB security

MongoDB has everything you need to keep your data safe; here's what to look for and how to configure it

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Hadoop vendors make a jumble of security

That's both good and bad news, as big data security management is tough with the current lack of standardization

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Amazon Cloud Directory shakes up databases

Cloud Directory provides a database for applications that need hierarchical data with constantly changing schemas

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Apache Eagle keeps an eye on big data usage

This Apache Software Foundation project uses machine intelligence to probe, alert, and report back on behaviors of Hadoop users and clusters

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases

After MongoDB and Elasticsearch, attackers are looking for new database storage systems to attack

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Tap the power of graph databases with IBM Graph

A graph database can help you discover connections in your data you never imagined; here’s how to get started

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Oracle outlines plans to take on Amazon in cloud

Bare metal servers, a focus on hosted databases and application development are keys

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Will open data survive Trump?

The US federal government collects vast quantities of data on hundreds of topics and makes it publicly available. Those efforts now face an existential threat

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After MongoDB, ransomware groups hit exposed Elasticsearch clusters

Over 600 Elasticsearch instances had their data wiped and replaced with a ransom message

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12 New Year's resolutions for your data

Your data is a mess. Stop procrastinating and put your best intentions to work with this handy priority list

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Pay the ransom? You won't get your data back

Admins, act now to avoid ransomware and other forms of extortion -- you won't likely get your data back even when you pay

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MongoDB ransomware attacks sign criminals are going after servers, applications

Ransomware is lucrative, and attackers looking for new ways to extort enterprises are going after data stored on web and app servers, even SaaS apps

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More than 10,000 exposed MongoDB databases deleted by ransomware groups

Five groups of attackers are competing to delete as many publicly accessible MongoDB databases as possible

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Exposed MongoDB installs being erased, held for ransom

Administrators should check their MongoDB deployments before they’re wiped clean

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Get the most out of Azure's global DocumentDB

One of Microsoft Azure's most important developer components is also its least-known: The scalable DocumentDB database

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Devs will lead us to the big data payoff at last

Enterprises have gotten little satisfaction from their early adventures in big data, so developers are charting their own course in the cloud

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