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[News] Another Business Established to Support Free Databases

  • Subject: [News] Another Business Established to Support Free Databases
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 May 2010 14:36:42 +0100
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Riptano Offers Cassandra Commercial Support 

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| A company has been formed to supply commercial 
| support to users of open source Cassandra, a 
| database for sprawling Web data. Social 
| networking sites Twitter, Facebook, and Digg 
| are among the prominent users of Cassandra, 
| with Twitter storing 15 million tweets a day.


Impari Systems offers IT services

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| Matt Burkhardt offers those and other services 
| through Impari Systems Inc. at 502 Fairview 
| Ave. The company uses free and open source 
| software -- software liberally licensed to 
| grant users the right to use, study, change and 
| improve its design through the availability of 
| its source code. 



Rename Maria

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| To prevent confusion, it seemed like a wise
| choice to get the storage engine, Maria,
| renamed. MariaDB is already making a name
| for itself, and the trademarks are owned in
| numerous regions. Monty has no more children
| (he suggests Lucy, the name of his dog!), so
| we decided that the next best thing is to
| rely on the community for renaming the Maria
| Storage Engine.
| [...]
| Monty initially only planned to work on a
| next generation MyISAM called Maria, that
| would be crash safe, and eventually support
| transactions. Little did he know that in due
| time, he would not only be working on just
| another storage engine, but a complete
| branch of the MySQL database. Not coming up
| with a name almost immediately, he decided
| to call it MariaDB, named after his
| daughter, Maria.


A Few Words About 'NoSQL' and Other Unstructured Databases

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| No one likes this term. Attempting to
| describe something by what it isnât
| typically doesnât work â and, to make
| matters worse, this is about data-store
| relationships and not about SQL at all. Yet
| NoSQL databases have significant advantages,
| including:
|     * Seemingly infinite scalability
|     (Facebook is using Cassandra to store
|     and query 50TB of user inbox data).
|     * Extraordinary fault tolerance.
|     * High availability.
|     * A design-friendly lack of schema.
|     * Integration of both RESTful and cloud
|     computing technologies.

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