Supersonic Query Engine Goes Open Source

Google announced today that it is open sourcing a query engine library called Supersonic, which the company says is “extremely useful for creating a column oriented database back-end.” “Supersonic’s main strength lies in its speed,” says Google’s Supersonic Team in a post to Google’s Open Source blog. “It is a cache-aware engine which exploits several… Continue reading Supersonic Query Engine Goes Open Source

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NoSQL Job Trends – August 2012

Today is yet another installment of the August job trends. For the NoSQL job trends, I am continuing to focus the list on the same tools. So, the list includes Cassandra, Redis, Voldemort, SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, and Riak. As was stated previously, Hadoop continues to be the clear leader in demand and still flattens… Continue reading NoSQL Job Trends – August 2012

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Accessing Sphinx as a Database

Sphinx is a popular open source full text indexing engine which can be used to greatly improve search functionality over the full-text search options available in most databases. While adding this to the search function of a site recently, I stumbled upon some neat tricks that I would like to share with you.

Google Admits To Providing Private Info In Search, From Database Crawling

Ryan Satterfield at Planet Zuda posted an article about Google exposing private info by indexing other sites’ databases, which he says includes social security numbers and credit card numbers. “If you’ve given a site your credit card number or social security number, then there is a very high chance it is in Google search,” he writes. “This… Continue reading Google Admits To Providing Private Info In Search, From Database Crawling

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MemSQL Instead of MySQL?

On Monday, former Facebook developers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov launched a startup called MemSQL that aims to speed up relational databases using their experiences at our favorite social media company. Taking a cue from Facebook who achieves such fast speeds on their close to 1 billion user PHP site by compiling their PHP into… Continue reading MemSQL Instead of MySQL?

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Is NoSQL Right for your Project?

Recently I was given the daunting task of developing an administration interface for a popular website. No problem I thought, and I began copying over a new copy of CakePHP to begin development. I had been notified that the original site used Mongo for it’s database, and after searching Google for approximately 2 seconds I… Continue reading Is NoSQL Right for your Project?

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Users Can Now Run ASP.NET On Amazon RDS

Online retail giant Amazon just announced a new update which allows users to run Microsoft’s database and web programming platform ASP.NET, on its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon reveals that users can now use Microsoft tools they are accustomed to – to deploy, manage and scale SQL Server databases and ASP.NET applications. Amazon also… Continue reading Users Can Now Run ASP.NET On Amazon RDS

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