Couchbase, a startup selling NoSQL, just raised $25 million to expand internationally and aggressively build new products.
“The big story has always been to build a really strong bottom layer that can expose different data models,” said founder Nick Lavezzo. The most important layer was SQL, the Holy Grail on the team’s docket of things to do.
FoundationDB’s team of ambitious founders are launching a new database that borrows from existing NoSQL and SQL databases, bringing developers “the best of both worlds.”
In the ongoing battle between the NoSQL and SQL databases, Splice Machine is one of the few young companies that has come down firmly on the side of the latter.
Yesterday Google Research pulled the shroud off Spanner, Google’s “scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database,” claiming to have created “the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions.”
Just a few days ago Eric Ligman, Microsoft’s director of partner experience, posted a massive list of free e-books from Microsoft on programming everything Redmondish.
Editor's Pick Imagine a functional, live, operational database living on separate servers scattered around the globe in say, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Johannesburg, simultaneously. Not synced, replicated, or cloned — but a single database without a single location.
Major platform-as-a-service provider Heroku has expanded its offerings with the new Heroku Postgres standalone service for developers who work with SQL databases, the company announced today.
Security firm Imperva said Tuesday it has assembled a profile of the activities of hacker group LulzSec and may have identified some members of the group, according to The Guardian.