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The Big Promise of Big Data

By Andrew Llavore - March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

For Twitter, making sense of its mountains of user data was big enough of a problem that it purchased another company just to help get the job done.

Roundup: Amazon’s DynamoDB

By Andrew Llavore - January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amazon Web Services has launched DynamoDB, a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides extremely fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability.

How to to provide a strongly consistent distributed database…

By Andrew Llavore - December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the recent round of NoSQL Road Show events it has emerged that this description could be taken to suggest that NewSQL products are able to provide consistency, availability and partition tolerance and therefore contravene the common understanding of CAP Theorem that “a distributed system can satisfy any two of these guarantees at the same time, but not all three.”