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Oracle is Bleeding At The Hands Of Database Rivals

By Andrew Llavore - March 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Something is seriously wrong in Larry Land. Oracle does not command absolute control like it once did. You can see this clearly with the earnings the company posted last week and the growth that startups like Datastax are witnessing as more customers seek alternative databases for online applications.

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Hunt for Engineers Leads to Scattered Workforces

By Andrew Llavore - February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Facing a talent crunch at home, young Bay Area companies are establishing teams of engineers around the world—and adjusting to the complexities of a far-flung workforce.The hunt to hire workers abroad comes as startups are also rushing to lure foreign workers to their Bay Area headquarters, as demand for top technical talent outstrips local supply.

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DataStax Combines Security with NoSQL Big Data

By Andrew Llavore - January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Two major trends have emerged in the Big Data channel in recent months: First, NoSQL is becoming an increasingly popular database choice, and second, commitment to security is finally catching up with the drive to build Big Data infrastructures as quickly as possible.

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DataStax 1.2 on Windows: A guided tour

By Andrew Llavore - January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cassandra is a major wide column store NoSQL database. It’s popular in standalone form, and can be used with Hadoop to perform MapReduce analyses on Cassandra column families (tables).

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