April 7, 2016
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With developers more or less forcing the issue all kinds of new data models are finding their way into the enterprise. One of the more popular ones are a form of NoSQL database technology based on a Key/Value store architecture. As a leading proponent of such an architecture Couchbase has already seen a 400 percent growth in sales this year, which accounts for why it was able to announce today that it has picked up another $25 million in financing.
The issue that a lot of organizations have with anything to do with NoSQL comes down to the Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability (ACID) test. Most SQL database administrators (DBAs) worship at the altar of database reliability based on these attributes. When presented with a new database management platform to manage they will resist anything that in their minds is going to make the ACID grade.
MySpace, the social network heavyweight looking to get back some of their old momentum is making a big splash with developers this week. On one hand, they announced an innovative, open platform for real-time stream access and more. But will that be overshadowed by a complete lack of care for the community that built applications on top of Imeem, the music service MySpace acquired and quickly shuttered?