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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.
If you think Oracle's only goal when it gained control of MySQL was to undermine it, Oracle has a message for you: Get over it. Speaking at the annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday, Oracle chief corporate architect Edward Screven said there was never any question of the database giant mothballing MySQL.
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.