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NewSQL - answer to Big Data's challenges?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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

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!

NoSQL vs. NewSQL: Choosing the right tool

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Trying to choose a database to solve a problem (or a whole set of them)? Here's a quick rundown of the advantages - and disadvatages - of NoSQL versus NewSQL. Choosing the right tool for the job at hand is 80 percent of getting to a solution; the other 20 percent is really understanding the problem you're trying to solve.


I'll start by pointing out that the term NoSQL is about as descriptive as categorizing unicycles and wheelbarrows as "NoTwoWheels". In truth, NoSQL is a broad category collecting disparate technologies beneath an ambiguous umbrella.