Oracle is under attack in virtually all of its markets.
The biggest companies in the world keep their most valuable data in Oracle databases but there’s a new kind of database, known as noSQL, that has slowly become a threat.
Big data continues to be big news, as Intel expands Lustre to the enterprise, @WalmartLabs acquires Inkiru and DataStax helps move customers off of Oracle, over to Cassandra NoSQL databases.
With Cassandra 2.0 due in July, Apache project chair Jonathan Ellis says his team is focusing on such issues as ease of use.
DataStax and Cloudera say NoSQL databases and Hadoop are the future, but don’t count out Oracle and company just yet.
Cassandra isn’t the girl next door. In fact, she isn’t a person at all. Cassandra is an open-source database technology that is likely to wreak havoc on the technology industry and threaten the future of legacy purveyors of relational databases, such as Oracle.
Red Hat and MySQL did it successfully first, before there was a roadmap or formula – they balanced the commitment to being a primary open source curator while simultaneously building a commercial business around the open source offering.
Fast-developing DataStax has about 300 customers–growing from a mere 11 in 2011–and is aiming in the market at industry veterans Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.
The traditional database world is under more fire this week as the Cassandra Summit kicks off in San Francisco. Oracle, the poster child for the traditional database, was the target of choice when Apache Cassandra database vendor, DataStax released news dissing the entrenched database giant.