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DataStax Does Big Data with Spark, Hadoop Integration

DataStax today introduced an upgrade to its Cassandra NoSQL database offering that sports new Big Data capabilities via integration with Apache Spark and Hadoop.

RainStor Upgrades Big Data Archive App for Hadoop 2.0

Big Data database provider RainStor Inc. today released a new version of its software that includes an archive application for storing data long-term on Hadoop 2.0.

Appmethod Targets C++ Android Developers in New Release

The Embarcadero Technologies cross-platform mobile development tool gets C++ support in addition to Object Pascal.

Apache Spark Big Data Tool Gets Better SQL Support in Major New Release

One of the hottest open source projects in the Big Data/Hadoop ecosystem was upgraded with new SQL functionality and more as the Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Spark 1.0.

Open Source Neo4j Adds Built-In ETL to Java-Based Graph Database

The latest Neo4j open-source NoSQL graph database adds built-in ETL, new functionality for easily mapping tabular data into Neo4j from CSV files, and a faster data loader, among other changes.

Couchbase NoSQL Database Goes Mobile

NoSQL database vendor Couchbase Inc. is seeking to let developers build always-available, data-driven apps for mobile users wherever they are, even when they don't have connectivity to the cloud.

Splice Machine's 'Only Hadoop RDBMS' Released as Beta

Splice Machine Inc. today announced the public beta of what it claims to be "the only Hadoop RDBMS" on the market, capable of supporting real-time applications while natively supporting Apache Hadoop.

Cloudera and MongoDB Enter Big Data Partnership

Cloudera Inc. and MongoDB Inc. yesterday announced a strategic partnership to integrate their Big Data technologies.

Typesafe Releases First Implementation of 'Reactive Streams' Spec

Akka is Typesafe's asynchronous, event-driven middleware implemented in Scala.

Apache Hive Updated with SQL-on-Hadoop Features

Hortonworks yesterday announced a new version of Apache Hive, the open source data warehouse software running on top of Hadoop, with new SQL query features and performance improvements.

Google Adds to Big Data Connection Options

Google yesterday introduced two new connectors for accessing Hadoop data stored in the company's cloud storage platform.

MapR Adds Some Spark to its Hadoop Distribution

MapR announced the addition of the Apache Spark technology stack to its Hadoop distribution, one of the leading tools in the fast-growing arena of Big Data analytics.

MongoDB Releases Major Upgrade to NoSQL Database

MongoDB Inc. announced the "biggest release ever" of its popular NoSQL database, with improvements coming in the areas of aggregation, text-search integration, query engine performance, security and many more.

SQL Server 2014 Goes Live

As expected, on April 1 Microsoft released to "general availability" an updated version of its SQL Server database, SQL Server 2014.

Facebook Leads Effort to Improve MySQL for Large-Scale Use

Facebook today announced an alliance with Web powerhouses Google Inc., LinkedIn and Twitter Inc. to improve the open source MySQL database for large-scale applications.

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