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NewSQL - answer to Big Data's challenges?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 9:00am

There’s a lot of buzz in the press, and in the market, about the benefits of NewSQL technologies. Rather than resort to Wikipedia for a definition, we recommend reading an interesting blog post from Rick Nelson, executive editor of Evaluation Engineering, titled: “NewSQL takes advantage of main-memory databases like H-Store.”  


In the blog, Nelson mentions an MIT Online X course, “Tackling the Challenge of Big Data.” This looks like a great course to take to gain a better understanding of the powerful technologies comprising Big (and Fast) Data.


Part of the course, lead by Prof.

NewSQL: the Cake You Can Eat

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

Formula for startup success: extract the lessons of the past and mix in present reality and macro-trends. That’s NewSQL in a nutshell.


NewSQL is growing in popularity because it preserves the value accumulated over the last 30 years of database development and deploys that capability on modern architectures and configurations.

But SQL is dead, right?

Not even close. When Facebook announced Presto a few months ago, I poked some fun at NoSQL. I was tweeted back, “Hive’s been doing SQL on Hadoop since, what, 2008?” (I was kinda snarky and deserved the tone in return.) But – absolutely!