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An Overview of Open Source Databases

Every organisation keeps data. Over the last 50 years, electronic record-keeping, powered by Codd’s relational model, has become the foundation of the modern data...

NewSQL — The New Way to Handle Big Data

Big data, big data, big data! This term has been dominating information management for a while, leading to enhancements in systems, primarily databases, to...
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The Importance of In-memory Databases

It has been predicted that in-memory computing will be one of the Top 10 technologies of 2012. In-memory databases (IMDBs) are a critical part...

The Database Demands of Peta-scale Computing

Let's take a brief look at the challenges for next-generation databases. In the previous article we discussed that as data volumes grow towards the peta-scale...

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the "Cloud" and "Big Data". Let's...
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