DB Weekly
Issue 44 — January 16, 2015
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We took an extra week's holiday :-) We hope you had a good one, but now we're back for another year of following the latest in the world of databases and data.

U.S. General Services Administration
Automates extracting random yet relationally consistent subsets of relational databases for testing purposes (since the data will be realistic, but it won’t be your entire database).

The three fastest growing databases of 2014 were all open source, according to a new report from DB-Engines. MongoDB topped the list, with Redis and Elasticsearch as runners up.

How NoSQL went from a quick and dirty alternative to RDBMSs, to a critical component of many enterprise data architectures.

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Jon Childress
Some developers lean as heavily on their ORM as possible while others find a balance between using one or dropping to SQL where possible. But what if you were to start with only SQL? Here’s a take through the lens of heavily leveraging your database.

Apache Foundation
An alternative to Hadoop’s MapReduce component that can work independently of the Hadoop ecosystem. You write code for it in either Java or Scala.

Neo Technology, makers of Neo4j, announced their $20M Series C round yesterday, bringing the company’s total investment to date to $44M.

The total raised by MongoDB is now $311m. This latest amount is to help it continue its global expansion plans.

Not yet released, but promises built in text mining APIs for sentiment analysis, POS tagging, etc. along with built in Web scraping support.


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