I tend to always fly Delta. I landed pretty late and got in under the wire just before Delta suffered a power outage that brought its global business to a halt. The downtime that originated in their Atlanta location affected every site in which Delta does business around the world. Such an event puts a very real and sobering face on the term “single point of failure”.
Like me, I’m sure you’ve come to the world of NoSQL from relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, etc. And like what happened to me a couple of years ago, maybe you’ve just recently seen that a type of NoSQL database – graph – has been increasing in popularity and getting lots of attention lately. So, why is graph gaining ground right now?
I’ve been privileged to work at DataStax for nearly five years, and over that time, we’ve delivered numerous software releases, which contained exciting innovations that were “firsts” in the NoSQL database market.
Today we announced an exciting new component of DataStax Enterprise (DSE): DSE Graph, which is a scale-out graph database used to manage complex and highly connected data.
This month Gartner published a new report entitled, “Assessment of DataStax Enterprise With Cassandra” that performed an assessment of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) against “must-have” criteria for tabular NoSQL databases (such as advanced security features and built-in analytics).
A recent article in eWEEK showcased the NoSQL views of Oracle’s executive vice president for Database Server Technologies, Andy Mendelsohn. As someone who has worked with RDBMS’s (especially Oracle) for a very long time and is now deeply involved with NoSQL, I wanted to provide some perspective and respectful corrections on a few of the comments Mr.
It’s certainly an exciting week for DataStax. Not only are we hosting the world’s largest NoSQL event (with live streaming), but also we’ve just announced and played a part in a number of new product releases some of which are open source and one that’s commercial.
When we announced DataStax Enterprise 4.7 in May, we gave you a sneak peek at what was coming in OpsCenter 5.2.
Oracle’s recent fiscal Q4 miss, which boiled down to an eight percent license revenue shortfall was, “the largest we’ve seen in memory and is surprising,” said Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard.