Oracle Strikes Back

IT is a global game of king of the mountain. The view is lovely from the top, but everyone else is looking to pull you down with new innovations in products, better services, and disruptive go-to-market strategies. Oracle has long held the crown for databases and a number of related business applications, yet is surely feeling some pressure from the ravenous hordes below. Two popular angles of attack have been in-memory and/or NoSQL databases. The goal of players such as Amazon (with DynamoDB), Apache Cassandra, MemSQL, MarkLogic, MongoDB, NuoDB, and many others has been to differentiate on the capabilities of their newer platforms to hopefully displace, or more likely find a niche alongside, the popular Oracle database. Even other industry titans like IBM (with DB2 BLU Acceleration) and Microsoft (with SQL Server 2014) have brought in-memory options to market with great fanfare.

Topics: IBM Microsoft Big Data Data Management & Analytics Hadoop Enterprise Software Oracle Amazon NoSQL Cloudera Apache MemSQL MongoDB

Big Data Database: 2012 Winners and 2013 Outlook – Finalists 10gen, DataStax and SAP

Without a doubt the 2012 winner in big data databases is HBase, the open source db used natively when you use Apache Hadoop. However, the goal here is to pick the commercial winners, disqualifying HBase. We need instead to pick from the pool of commercial Not Only SQL databases, but as this infographic suggests, Not Only SQL databases do not only deal with big data analytics use cases.

Topics: Big Data Data Management & Analytics Hadoop database sap MongoDB Cassandra DataStax 10gen

At Least a Billion Good Reasons to Pay Attention to Not Only SQL Databases

We just published an in-depth market landscape report called Beyond RDBMS: Not Only SQL Challenges the Status Quo. While the full report is only available to private customers, here is an infographic that highlights some of the key findings about the nature of the Not Only SQL database market.

Topics: IBM Microsoft EMC Data Management & Analytics Enterprise Software database Oracle google NoSQL Teradata sap MongoDB aster Amazon Web Services 10gen Greenplum