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Does Microsoft's Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft says its new Azure cloud database is all types of databases in one. Here's why that might be a problem

CrateDB 2.0 Enterprise stresses security and monitoring—and open source

The open source database for processing high-speed freeform data with SQL queries now has enterprise features, available as open source for faster developer uptake

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Q&A: Microsoft Cosmos DB creator lays out vision for planet-scale database

Distinguished Engineer Dharma Shukla outlines the origins and goals of Microsoft's cloud database, which debuted at Build 2017

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Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB represents the future of cloud databases

Here are four reasons why there's more to Microsoft's new database as a service than minimal management and greater flexibility

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Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

Cockroach Labs is also offering its enterprise features as open source and trusting enterprises will pay for what they use in production

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NoSQL, no problem: Why MySQL is still king

You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong

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MapD's GPU-powered database is now open source

Horizontal-scaling and high-availability features are still for-pay only, but MapD wants its number-crunching platform to be integral to data science

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Google's Cloud Spanner melds transactional consistency, NoSQL scale

The research behind the horizontally scalable, SQL-compatible database has spawned imitators, but Google's private network is the real secret sauce

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Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

The Apache Ignite in-memory computing platform not only boosts performance, but also adds SQL queries and ACID compliance

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SQL-powered MapD 3.0 woos enterprise developers

MapD 3.0 appeals to enterprises with native scale-out, high availability, and ODBC connectivity, but hybrid cloud deployments will have to wait

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R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning

Microsoft expands R support and adds Python for developers who aren’t also data scientists

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Python power comes to SQL Server 2017

The next version of Microsoft's flagship database will run Python scripts, with full access to Python third-party libraries, as native T-SQL stored procedures

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NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB vs. Couchbase Server

Which document database? From ease of installation and backup flexibility to index design and query capabilities, a few key differences point the way

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Oracle fixes Struts and Shadow Brokers exploits in huge patch release

The quarterly Oracle patch update fixes a record 299 security vulnerabilities

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PostgreSQL 10.0 appeals to the SQL faithful

The next big version of the open source database has relatively few features aimed at the NoSQL market and instead focuses on major SQL-centric changes

App dev trends going hot -- and cold

21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

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Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

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MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

NoSQL specialist MongoDB seeking to reduce barriers to entry for its database-as-a-service

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