News

March 28, 2014

Facebook has announced a collaboration with some of the web's other largest companies - including Google, LinkedIn and Twitter - in order to build a new web-scale variant of MySQL that will be more suited to large-scale applications.

March 27, 2014

Businesses have been urged to pay closer attention to their disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity testing processes, after a new survey found many firms do not do enough in this area.

March 26, 2014

Hadoop developer Hortonworks is set to make a major push to improve the big data processing software with the aid of an additional $100 million in funding that has been secured from a new round of investments.

March 25, 2014

Networking specialist Cisco has unveiled plans to invest $1 billion into the creation of what it claims will be the world's largest 'global intercloud' - a connected system of cloud networks - to meet the future demands of the digital-driven environment.

March 24, 2014

Details of the forthcoming Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo, which gets underway next month, have been unveiled by the event's organisers.

March 21, 2014

ScaleBase has announced the launch of its latest cloud-based data solution, which provides an opportunity for businesses to gain access to a wide range of benefits.

March 20, 2014

Some of Amazon Web Services (AWS') most advanced users have been explaining their solutions for managing databases on the platform, with many stated they favour self-managed options over Amazon's managed offerings.

March 19, 2014

Some $8 million (£4.8 million) has been made available to support the arrival of new next-generation solution to manage the growing volumes of business data.   VoltDB has announced it has secured the sum following discussions between a Silicon Valley luminary, two further investors and existing stakeholders.

March 18, 2014

A huge influx of information into businesses' data centres as a result of the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to fundamentally transform the way companies store, manage and analyse their data.

March 17, 2014

When it comes to protecting a business' critical information from serious problems, a strong disaster recovery and business continuity (DR and BC) plan is a must. But in today's environment, companies have more options available to them than ever before when it comes to safeguarding their essential data, so choosing the right tools requires close attention.