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Fauna Takes 'First Serverless Database' to the Cloud

Fully onboard with what it calls the serverless revolution, San Francisco start-up Fauna Inc. launched FaunaDB Serverless Cloud, described as the "first serverless database."

MapR Takes Big Data Analytics to the IoT Edge

MapR Technologies today announced a small-footprint edition of its data platform designed to take Big Data analytics closer to the source -- in this case the edge of the rapidly growing Internet of Things.

There Is No Such Thing As an IoT Platform

Creative Intellect Analyst Clive Howard says that if IoT is to move beyond the hype and to deliver the significant benefits that are possible, then we need to move beyond talking about IoT platforms.

Open Source Couchbase Mobile Now Scales on Demand

Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.

BlueData's Big-Data-as-a-Service Goes Hybrid

BlueData Software Inc. added support for hybrid architectures -- using the AWS cloud -- to the latest release of its Big-Data-as-a-Service software.

Research: Cloud Impacts 'Data Management Solutions for Analytics'

The latest Gartner Inc. report about the "Data Management Solutions for Analytics" market is still dominated by big, traditional vendors with on-premises legacy-like solutions, but cloud computing companies are making disruptive headway.

AWS Adds 'Quick Start' Deployment Solutions for Big Data Analytics, More

For enterprises looking to quickly get started with key cloud workloads on the Amazon Web Services cloud, the company has added Quick Start simplified deployment solutions for Big Data analytics and more.

Analysts: Hadoop Faces Cloud Disruption

Apache Hadoop is headed for the same place as mainframes and data warehouses, Forrester Research Inc. said yesterday, though it has a few years of strong growth left.

SQL Holds Its Own in Lucrative Data Science Field

Contradicting a popular view that sees programming languages such as R, Python and Java as the top tools for data science (which has been dubbed the "The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century"), new research shows SQL holding its own.

Google Database Service Spans Relational, NoSQL Models

Google launched a public beta for a new global database service that features both the consistency of the relational model and the scaling and data functionality of NoSQL offerings.

Hortonworks Big Data Platform Coming to IBM Storage

The Hortonworks Data Platform will be certified to work with IBM software-defined and file/object storage solutions.

Research: Mobile Push, Skills Shortage Lead to Development 'Crisis Point'

Enterprise mobility was featured first and foremost in the fourth annual research report on the state of application development from OutSystems, which concluded enterprise development has reached a "crisis point."

Splice Machine Readies Cloud Big Data Service

Splice Machine today announced its open source, SQL-based RDBMS platform will soon be available as a Database-as-a-Service offering on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Hazelcast's Parallel Streaming Engine Targets Java/Big Data Programmers

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast launched a new distributed processing engine for data streams, targeting "the intersect of Big Data programmers and Java programmers."

Survey Indicates 'Citizen Developer' Security, Data Risks

Along with the ability for ordinary business users to create enterprise apps without relying on high-priced and hard-to-find professional developers come risks in the areas of security, data integrity and more.