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Last evening I was trying to catch up with the news in the NoSQL and Big Data space—it looks like nobody wants to pick up the job I’m doing here, except maybe GigaOm’s Infrastructure Curator Derick Harris.
After skimming for a while through the links I’ve bookmarked, I’ve started to realize that this month, September 2011, is looking like the most exciting month in the data space, including but not limited to NoSQL and NewSQL, Big Data, data analytics etc. Partnerships, fundings, acquisitions, major releases. Every couple of days I had a news about a very interesting announcement.
You’ve probably read about some of these, but I thought I should group them together so you could get the same feeling I got:
BigData Market: IBM Acquires Two Analytics Companies: data analysts would call this consolidation. I’d say it’s the beginning of the acquisition spree.
MongoDB Selected as Core Content Management Component of SAP’s Platform-As-A-Service: it’s not very often to hear about a giant chosing a newcomer’s solution as a core component of its services.
R and Hadoop: Revolution Analytics and Cloudera Partnership Announced: R developers can access Hadoop data stores and program MapReduce jobs in R
For a while I’ll keep updating this post to point to the most interesting news this month.
Original title and link: The Best Month for NoSQL, Big Data, and the Data Space? ( ©myNoSQL)
scaling data systems in real life has humbled me. I would not dare to criticize an architecture that holds the social graphs of 750M and works
So if you feel like watching an action movie featuring A-class actors, Todd Hoff has summarized the whole conversation paraphrazing a comment about Lady Gaga:
You know, there’s a difference between not liking someone’s music and not recognizing their talent. If€ you can’t recognize the fact that Lady GaGa is, in fact, extremely talented in many ways, then you may want to try to look at her with less of a bias. There’s plenty of artists I can’t stand, but still respect their talent.
Even if you don’t like Lada Gaga’s schtick, that is a great performance. I get the feeling a lot SQL people don’t recognize the talent of NoSQL, whereas NoSQL people are generally use the best tool for the job types who have no problem with you using SQL if that works for you.
Original title and link: Is Nosql a Premature Optimization That’s Worse Than Death? Or the Lady Gaga of the Database World? ( ©myNoSQL)