Database Administration - Infoworld en First look: MongoDB 2.6, the all-grown-up version <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="First look: MongoDB 2.6, the all-grown-up version" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Application Development Database Administration Application Development NoSQL Data Management Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 240038 at MongoDB 2.6 keeps pace in database speed wars <p>Working to keep its place in an increasingly heated competitive landscape, MongoDB has updated its namesake open source NoSQL database system with considerable performance improvements, a new automated management module, and stronger security tools.</p> Data Management Open Source Software MongoDB Database Administration NoSQL Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:16:21 +0000 admin 240175 at Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics <p>Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.</p> <p>QueryGrid will be available in the third quarter and is aligned with the release of Teradata Database 15, which was also announced Monday.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Database Administration Data Warehousing Predictive Analytics Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:44:54 +0000 admin 239971 at SQL and NoSQL come together with new MariaDB Enterprise offerings <p>Hoping to give database managers and developers more flexibility in handling vast amounts of data, SkySQL is releasing versions of its MariaDB-based Enterprise and Enterprise Cluster products that offer integration with NoSQL databases.</p> <p>The growing number of users on mobile devices and cloud services has led to a rapid increase in the amount of data handled by enterprises. This has changed demands put on databases and opened the door for NoSQL databases, thanks to their flexibility and ability to scale more easily than traditional relational database management systems.</p> Data Management Database Administration NoSQL Open Source Software Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:14:36 +0000 admin 239501 at Oracle doubles the speed of MySQL query handling <p>For the next release of its open source MySQL, Oracle is making a number of changes designed to vastly boost the speed of the open source relational database management system.</p> <p>Such a sizeable performance bump could help organizations save money in server purchases, because it would require fewer servers to run large jobs. Or, it will allow them to run complex queries that might have taken too long to run on earlier versions of the database system, said Tomas Ulin, Oracle vice president of MySQL engineering.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Oracle Database Administration MySQL Open Source Software Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:41:06 +0000 admin 239474 at In-memory technologies move databases to real time <p>Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.</p> <p>The new beta offering, <a href="" target="_blank">called Insights</a>, has been a big hit, according to the company. The service has been fielding queries that, on average, consult 60 billion metrics a minute, with an average response time of 58 milliseconds.</p> Data Management Database Administration Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:18:19 +0000 admin 238975 at Red Hat adds Nginx and MongoDB to Software Collections update <p>The next version of Red Hat's Software Collections package includes Apache httpd and Nginx Web servers, Ruby 2.0, and NoSQL database MongoDB. They are all part of version 1.1 of Software Collections, <a href="" target="_blank">a beta of which can now be downloaded</a>, Red Hat said in a blog post Thursday.</p> Application Development Open Source Software Red Hat Database Administration Application Development Open Source Software Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:47:20 +0000 admin 238819 at Huawei expands partnership with SAP, launches new HANA hardware <p>Huawei's enterprise unit has launched the FusionCube for high-end HANA (High-Performance Analytic Appliance) systems and will also work with SAP on products for areas like enterprise mobility.</p> <p>The enterprise segment of the IT market isn't an easy one to break, but with its three-year-old unit, Huawei is betting big on repeating the success the company has seen in most parts of the world with its telecom infrastructure products.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management HANA SAP Database Administration Predictive Analytics Servers Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:31:10 +0000 admin 238161 at SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services <p>SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.</p> <p>Customers were already able to bring their existing on-premises Hana in-memory database licenses to SAP's infrastructure service. Now it's possible to buy Hana software via subscription there as well, SAP said Wednesday. A third cloud subscription option adds a series of development tools and services to the infrastructure and Hana software components.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Management SAP Database Administration Data Warehousing Private Cloud Cloud Computing Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:49:06 +0000 admin 237767 at Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Shhh! Don't tell IT how we send documents around here" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Here's a good rule to go by: Don't ever <a href="">underestimate users' tech experience</a>. your IT tales Database Administration IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Laptop PCs Network Management Network Storage Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 237651 at Intel wants to be the 'operating system' for big data <p>Intel is continuing to build out its array of software tools for the Hadoop open-source big data processing framework, with an emphasis on the security and reliability features demanded by large enterprises.</p> <p>A Data Platform tools suite will become available in the next quarter as a free-of-charge but self-supported Enterprise Edition, as well as a subscription Premium Edition that provides features such as proactive security fixes, regular enhancements and live support.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Big Data Database Administration Data Mining Data Warehousing Open Source Software Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:07:14 +0000 admin 236327 at Oracle's 12c database to receive SAP certification faster than usual <p>There's some good news for the many SAP customers who use Oracle's database underneath SAP applications. Breaking from tradition, SAP will certify its software for the initial major release of Oracle's 12c database.</p> Data Center Database Administration Application Testing IT Management IT Strategy Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:46:02 +0000 admin 236072 at VoltDB looks to gain ground in crowded in-memory database market <p>VoltDB is hoping to raise its profile in the burgeoning in-memory database market with a new release that offers improved analytic processing, better scalability and other features.</p> <p>Version 4.0 of VoltDB has radically increased throughput for analytic queries, the company said Wednesday.</p> Business Intelligence Database Administration Applications Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:57:08 +0000 admin 235256 at SkySQL aims for high-availability database clusters with MariaDB Enterprise <p>Finnish software vendor SkySQL has launched the first version of MariaDB Enterprise, a subscription product that combines the MariaDB database with clustering software.</p> <p>By bundling the open source MySQL variant MariaDB with the third party component Galera Cluster, SkySQL wants to let users cluster multiple databases without a single point of failure. If one of the databases fails, Galera Cluster allows the others to keep on going, providing a high availability system.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Database Administration MySQL SQL Open Source Software Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:02:18 +0000 admin 234863 at Oracle launches revved-up new version of Exadata <p>Oracle has launched the fifth version of its Exadata database appliance, claiming the release provides in many areas double the performance of previous-generation machines.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Oracle Database Administration Application Testing Data Warehousing Computer Hardware Data Management Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:54:24 +0000 admin 232514 at Facebook goes open source with its embedded data store <p>Continuing its practice of sharing internally developed software, Facebook has released as open source <a href="" target="_blank">RocksDB</a>, the embedded data store the company developed to serve content to its 1.2 billion users.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Database Administration Open Source Software Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:37:31 +0000 admin 231415 at Video: Seven databases defined in one song <p>Wih so many database options out there, it's easy to forget which one does what. Fortunately, there's this video, which provides a snappy rundown of the key points of PostgreSQL, Riak, HBase, MongoDB, CouchDB, Neo4J, and Redis.</p> Database Administration Data Management Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoTube 229876 at MongoDB support firm says intruders may have accessed databases <p>MongoHQ, which provides hosting and support for the open-source Mongo database, said attackers may have accessed several of its customers' databases earlier this week.</p> <p>On Monday, someone <a href="" target="_blank">accessed an internal support application</a> using a password that had been used for a compromised personal account, wrote Jason McCay, MongoHQ's founder.</p> Data Management Open Source Software Security Database Administration Cyber Crime Data Security Hacking Open Source Software Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:12:18 +0000 admin 229807 at NoSQL database vendor MongoDB raises $150M in new funding round <p>In a sign of the growing enterprise interest in new technologies for big data applications, NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has raised $150 million in a fresh round of funding from several major firms including, Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital.</p> <p>With the new funds, MongoDB has so far raised $231 million from investors since launching in 2007. The latest round is one of the largest single funding rounds for a database company and makes MongoDB one of the best-funded big data startups in the market. MongoDB used to be known as 10Gen but changed its name last month.</p> Business Intelligence The Industry Standard Database Administration NoSQL Technology Business Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:20:23 +0000 admin 228260 at Welcome to Larry Ellison's lifestyle of the rich and shameless <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="" alt="Welcome to Larry Ellison's lifestyle of the rich and shameless" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Stephen Lam</p></em></div> Cringely Database Administration Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:39:09 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 227728 at