DB Weekly
Issue 54 — April 10, 2015
Supported by
After 7 years of active development, the non-relational database (modelled after Google’s BigTable) for the Hadoop ecosystem has hit the 1.0 milestone.

Some provocative views from a living database legend (who recently won a $1m Turing Award). He talks about column stores, the history of databases, social graphs, and more.

Salvatore Sanfilippo
A major release for the popular key-value cache and store. Better performance under load, an improved LRU algorithm, and better AOF rewrites.

Rackspace   Sponsored
Just last month we were able to catch up with Redis creator, Salvatore Sanfilippo at RedisConf 2015. Sanfilippo touches on open source, the future of Redis, and the current Redis community. Read more from Sanfilippo here.


Virginia Tech
A research project from Virginia Tech’s Systems Software Research Group.

In March 2015, it seems MongoDB, Cassandra and Redis were on the up, pushing Postgres and SQLite down a position each.

Andrew Erlichson
MongoDB drivers are under development that represent a fresh start following more formal specifications and things learnt since Mongo’s first release.

High Scalability
Lots of deep technical details about how they structure their data and the big wins they get from MySQL and Redis.

CRATE Technology
A scalable database with auto-sharding, replication, and real time MapReduce.


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