Open Source Databases

All indications are the next significant growth segment for open source software will be in databases. This follows the trend of open source operating systems (Open Solaris and Linux). Two open source databases of note are Hadoop and MySQL. Hadoop is not for everyone. It is a very powerful open source software focused on highly scalable […]

What does the Oracle-Sun news mean for enterprise CTOs?

OK, sometimes I get emotionally attached to great technology.  I need to watch that, I know humans are what is important.  But science is cool too, and it gets really really exciting to watch great humans create and field great technologies.  That is why I have long been a fan of both Oracle and Sun.  […]

When do you pick HBase instead of MySQL?

Facebook works its data magic at scales others only dream of. And they do this for over 600,000,000 people, in real time!  (see: Facebook’s New Real-Time Messaging System: HBase To Store 135+ Billion Messages A Month). Cade Metz just wrote a piece diving deeper into this at The Register. His article is titled “HBase: Shops […]

An Analysis of A NASA Dbase Hack-and-Dump

[Editor’s note: this analysis predates any official announcements by NASA] Recently, some news of a NASA hack-and-dump passed my twitter deck.  I decided after watching a few of my friends re-tweet the news that it might be worth checking out.  At least I’d see if I could perform some password analysis on any dumped credentials, […]

MongoDB (10gen): Offers production support, training, and consulting for MongoDB

MongoDB (once named 10gen) provides a comprehensive range of services to enable you to get the most out of commercial-grade deployments of MongoDB. They develop MongoDB, and offers production support, training, and consulting for the open source database. MongoDB was founded by former DoubleClick Founder and CTO Dwight Merriman and former DoubleClick engineer and ShopWiki […]

The Big Data Tidal Wave

Tony Agresta just published a piece titled “The Big Data Tidal Wave” in the World Financial Review. In it he makes some compelling points for change in the financial industry. He lists four common strategic initiatives related to Big Data in the finance world in 2013: Infrastructure Improvements – Current IT infrastructure needs an overhaul if […]