DB Weekly
Issue 19 — June 28, 2014
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A new standard dubbed SQL/MDA (Multi-Dimensional Array) is being proposed due to its potential benefits in working with big data.

TreodeDB is a library for building your own server. It offers a Scala API for read, write and scan; you add layers for data-modelling, client protocol and security.

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Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.

Charity Majors talks about MongoDB from an ops perspective in this 20 minute keynote from last week’s MongoDB World event.


To be used primarily to accelerate product development, such as their query language, N1QL. Couchbase’s CEO Bob Wiederhold said, “It’s relatively easy for us to raise money. The NoSQL industry is very hot.”

A particularly good comment on Reddit.

Cayley is an open-source graph database (written in Go) inspired by Freebase and Google’s Knowledge Graph. Its goal is to be a part of the developer’s toolbox where Linked Data and graph-shaped data (semantic webs, social networks, etc) in general are concerned.

Paul Dix
Paul Dix, the CEO of InfluxDB, goes over the design considerations, technologies, and tradeoffs of InfluxDB, an open source distributed time series, events, and metrics database.

All Your Base Conf
All Your Base is a database conference aimed at web developers. If you want to see the overall quality, you can watch the videos from 2013 here. I've spoken there before too, it's a good event.

Andrew Geweke
Audio isn’t great, but introduces us to the Ruby Gems flex_columns, low_card_tables and db-charmer.

According to a recent Gartner poll, DBAs make up only 5.5% of NoSQL users, with most users being app developers and software engineers directly.


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