DB Weekly
Issue 50 — March 6, 2015
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Includes a new flexible storage architecture, security enhancements, a richer query language, performance and efficiency gains, and more.

Designed to make it easier for novices to write SQL queries by giving them access to a visual interface, previews of the data they’re accessing, and the ability to share and reuse queries.

Rackspace   Sponsored
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Sebastian Waisbrot
As SQLite is to a full SQL-based RDBMS, so rlite is to Redis. It’s a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional Redis-compatible database engine.

DB Engines
Graph DBMS show an extraordinary momentum and are making their way into enterprises.

Martin Kleppmann
Introduces Apache Samza, a distributed stream processing framework developed at LinkedIn, which the speaker claims can turn the typical database paradigm inside out.

Uses a simple JSON-based query language based on MongoDB’s query language, persistently stores data across page loads, open source, but costs money for commercial use.


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