SQL continues to make inroads in the open source Big Data space this week, with Qubole open sourcing Quark for SQL virtualization, while MapR Technologies is converging SQL and JSON in the latest Apache Drill update.
So it turns out I have the seventh most popular first name in the U.S. but a terrible author ranking on Hacker News. You can find where you rank in these areas in the public datasets Google has made available via BigQuery, its fully managed interactive analytics service.
Microsoft last week announced SQL Server 2016 RC 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete.
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.
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 Technologies today announced its Big Data platform has been upgraded with new features such as persistent storage and integrated resource management for containers.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In a time-honored New Year's tradition, industry players weigh in with their predictions for the Big Data landscape in 2016.
Makers of the RethinkDB distributed JSON database today released a new Java client driver, the company announced.