Published at LXer:
Oracle NoSQL will dominate a dozen OpenWorld 2013 sessions. But is Oracle (ORCL) serious about the open source Big Data database?
Oracle's (ORCL) In-Memory Database, Cloud and Engineered Systems are on center stage at OpenWorld 2013. But here's an interesting side show: MongoDB, provider of a NoSQL database, has a major presence here at the conference. And Oracle's own NoSQL database is generating some noise. Here's why VARs should pay attention.
Is the NoSQL database trend a threat to Oracle (ORCL)? This is a big week for the company, which announced somewhat disappointing Q4 new software licenses yesterday. While cloud computing and hardware sales are Oracle's big challenges, you can't overlook the open source database wars as well.
The puzzling move was disclosed to El Reg on Friday by multiple well-placed sources at multiple database companies, who were each familiar with the matter. The insiders, speaking on condition of anonymity, say relational database expert Oracle is trying to form a body dedicated to NoSQL databases, and is seeking participation from NoSQL startups.
NoSQL isn't just for big servers anymore, as Couchbase Lite brings open-source database technology to the mobile form factor. Open-source NoSQL database vendor Couchbase is growing its portfolio from the server to mobile devices with its new Couchbase Lite initiative.
Most of you are already familiar with SQL database, and have a good knowledge on either MySQL, Oracle, or other SQL databases. In the last several years, NoSQL database is getting widely adopted to solve various business problems.