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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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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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CrateDB packs NoSQL flexibility, SQL familiarity

The open source database includes Elasticsearch-style full-text search, SQL querying, uncomplicated clustering, and unpack-and-go installation

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MariaDB crashes open souce big data analytics competitors

The ColumnStore OLAP offering claims to be highly cost-effective, but other open source (and cloud-centric) competition looms

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MapD database extends GPU power to AWS, Google Cloud

Version 2 has faster queries and a new web-based visualization tool, with plans to spread to Microsoft Azure too

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Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Thanks to stalwarts like MySQL, MongoDB, and Cassandra, the database realm has been a haven for open source -- but the cloud is changing all that

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Move over Memcached and Redis, here comes Netflix's Hollow

Netflix's new Java-powered data caching system promises to speed access to local data sets and aid developers building on top of that data

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Who took the 'no' out of NoSQL?

In the wake of the NoSQL boom, we're seeing a great database convergence between old and new -- and you won't believe who the winner may be

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Microsoft: SQL Server for Linux is the real deal

Now available in a public preview, SQL Server for Linux aims to be full-featured like the Windows edition and a robust, long-term choice for enterprises

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SAP aims to simplify innovation with update to HANA in-memory database

SAP HANA 2 adds new functions, features, and languages for application developers

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