MongoDB announced the general availability of MongoDB 2.6, the newest release of the database that defines the standard in modern application development. The company said in a statement that the release builds on five years of innovation and hundreds of thousands of deployments to simplify provisioning and operating MongoDB deployments.
SkySQL has announced the launch of two new products – MariaDB Enterprise 2 and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 – that will provide enterprises with the combined advantages of SQL and NoSQL databases.
Couchbase has said that its partner KuroBase has released many new, free developer tools that will enable them to build, test, deploy, and monitor Couchbase powered applications for the cloud. The first of these are the Heroku add on for Couchbase and Heroku buildpacks for Node.js and Ruby.
Tokutek, delivering database performance at scale, announced TokuMX v1.4 with improved sharding that resolves the bottlenecks experienced by MongoDB users. Now TokuMX scales up and scales out better than MongoDB to deliver optimal application performance.
NoSQL databases are often compared by various non-functional criteria, such as scalability, performance, and consistency. This aspect of NoSQL is well-studied both in practice and theory because specific non-functional properties are often the main justification for NoSQL usage and fundamental results on distributed systems like the CAP theorem apply well to NoSQL systems.
The discussion of NoSQL databases is incomplete without talking about Column Family Store databases. Column family store databases or BigTable implementations, store and process very large amounts of data distributed over many machines. The keys here point to multiple columns and data is modelled as map-of-maps-of-maps, namely, column families, columns, and time-stamped versions.
Couchbase the NoSQL database company that started with key-value Database offering and graduated to a Document Database offering, congregating indexing & querying and cross data center replication in 2.0 release; has become immensely popular among enterprises, giving a tough competition to other vendors in the segment.
The scalability, availability and performance requirement, of this highly distributed new cloud and mobile world has made the conventional relational databases obsolete. And hence took birth a breed of new databases, NoSQL and NewSQL databases.
Big Data requires database management systems that are highly scalable and all time available, requirements which the traditional relational databases cannot fulfil. Hence took birth a new genre of databases called NoSQL databases, which though structured adhere to looser consistency models, can store and retrieve big amounts of data really fast, are horizontally scalable, fault tolerant and highly available.
Couchbase is known to be one of the "big three" NoSQL database offerings, others being 10gen MongoDB and DataStax Cassandra. Couchbase is specifically recognized for its easy scalability, consistent high performance, always-on availability and a flexible JSON model. Couchbase makes it easy for developers to modify web and mobile apps without any downtime, or the constraints faced with a fixed database schema.