The next-generation edition of Microsoft's flagship relational database system, SQL Server 2017, took a step closer to general availability with this week's launch of the first Release Candidate.
MySQL is the most popular database, according to a startup's new Web site feature that ranks various development tools according to their usage in the technology stacks used by different companies.
MongoDB, the popular open source, document-oriented, NoSQL database, has unveiled its own Backend-as-a-Service offering, promising to relieve data developers from the drudgery of writing boilerplate code.
Here's a roundup of recent news about Big Data, including Pentaho scaling Spark across the enterprise, MongoDB expanding the reach of its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), MariaDB unifying its offerings, Cloudera'a new Altus Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and more.
Realm is continuing to build upon its database-centric mobile app development platform, adding a new logic layer to incorporate back-end, serverless functionality.
In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services cloud.
Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization.
Microsoft today announced the next version of its flagship RDBMS is officially named SQL Server 2017 and made a new CTP available for download.
Postgres, an open source database popular among data developers, is now available on the Amazon Web Services cloud as a Database-as-a-Service offering, EnterpriseDB announced today.
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."
Couchbase Inc. has launched a new version of its mobile-centric full stack data platform that adds scale-on-demand functionality.
Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it had purchased RethinkDB's source code for $25,000 and donated it to CNCF'S parent organization, The Linux Foundation, where it will live on under a more permissive Apache license.
After starting with a mobile object database designed to replace SQLite, Realm has steadily expanded its portfolio, yesterday announcing the 1.0 edition of a mobile development platform.
After the recent MongoDB debacle in which tens of thousands of unsecured open source databases were hijacked for ransom, security specialists are predicting more of the same for 2017 -- at least until the good guys catch up and things settle down in the second half.
Thousands of open MongoDB databases have been attacked by hackers who hijack the stored data and demand ransom to return the contents, with more bad actors piling on by the day.