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SQL Server 2016 Moves to Release Candidate 1 Status

Microsoft last week announced SQL Server 2016 RC 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete.

High Demand and Salaries for Apache Cassandra, Other NoSQL Skills

The years-long Big Data skills shortage still persists despite numerous attempts to alleviate it, resulting in high demand and high salaries for developers with NoSQL skills, especially Apache Cassandra.

Microsoft Touts Upcoming SQL Server 2016, Goes After Oracle

Data professionals might have been expecting a launch date for SQL Server 2016 at the Data Driven event held today in New York City, but what they got was a recap of the flagship database system's capabilities and a full-out assault on rival Oracle Corp.

MapR Upgrades Big Data Platform with Container Features

MapR Technologies today announced its Big Data platform has been upgraded with new features such as persistent storage and integrated resource management for containers.

Microsoft Taking SQL Server to Linux, Launches 2016 Release Candidate and Stretch Database Preview

In the rollup to a big wave of launch activities for SQL Server 2016 this Thursday, Microsoft announced today that it plans to bring its flagship relational database system to the open source Linux platform.

Big Data Product Watch, 2/12/16: RethinkDB on Windows, Spark-Based BI, Self-Service Data Pipelines, More

Here's a round-up of this week's Big Data news from Looker, RethinkDB, Talend and others, featuring self-service data preparation, RethinkDB on Windows, Spark- and Presto-based BI, a turnkey data pipeline creator and more.

Couchbase Mobile Targets Enterprise

Today's release of Couchbase Mobile -- the NoSQL database turned into a mobile dev solution -- targets the enterprise with administration, security and performance enhancements.

Syncfusion Puts Windows Big Data Platform into Production

Syncfusion moved its Windows-based Big Data platform out of preview and into production with new support for Apache Spark, Apache HBase and Scientific Python. The enterprise software development company claims it's the singular Apache Hadoop-based distribution designed for Windows.

Spark Features Added to Redis NoSQL Database

Redis Labs today announced the integration of its namesake NoSQL database with Spark SQL, along with a new Spark-Redis connector said to speed up certain Big Data analytics tasks by 100 times or more.

Telerik Dev Tool Claims First AngularJS 2 UI Support

The newest release of the Telerik DevCraft development suite is the first in the dev tooling market to feature support for building UIs on top of AngularJS 2 JavaScript-based applications, claims its parent company, Progress Software.

Oracle Named 'DBMS of the Year 2015'

Like an aging fighter fending off younger foes, Oracle rose above its upstart NoSQL and open source challengers to be named DBMS of the Year for 2015 by DB-Engines.

What's in Store for Big Data in 2016?

In a time-honored New Year's tradition, industry players weigh in with their predictions for the Big Data landscape in 2016.

RethinkDB Releases Java Client Driver

Makers of the RethinkDB distributed JSON database today released a new Java client driver, the company announced.

MapR Adds Streaming for New Converged Big Data Platform

MapR Technologies today announced the upcoming addition of an event streaming system to its Apache Hadoop-based Big Data distribution, improving real-time analytics capabilities in a new rebranded, integrated and converged solution.

Latest SQL Server 2016 Preview Improves In-Memory OLTP

New in-memory online transaction processing improvements highlight the new features in the latest Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2016, the flagship RDBMS from Microsoft.

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