Database Trends and Applications

In Search of the Elastic Database

By Guy Harrison – Posted Oct 12, 2010 – October 2010 Issue

What Organizations Should Know About Cloud Security

By Dipto Chakravarty – Posted Oct 12, 2010 – October 2010 Issue

NoSQL and Document-Oriented Databases

By Guy Harrison – Posted Nov 30, 2010 – December 2010 Issue

An Overview of Cassandra

By Guy Harrison – Posted Oct 12, 2010 – October 2010 Issue

The NoSQL Movement: Hype or Hope?

In contrast, most relational database platforms require a lot of modifications to successfully grow in scalability from small to medium to global.  For a good review of such a growth pattern, and the frequent re-designs that explosive growth requires, read the story of MySpace’s evolution as a Microsoft SQL Server shop at

You can find lots of high-level information about the NoSQL movement at and


Xeround – scalable MySQL for Cloud

Elastic Database Cloud?

Posted on February 26, 2010 by Jnan Dash| 1 Comment

Amazon’s SimpleDB

  • Nat Shalom does not think SimpleDB is a database
  • The key question is who will provide the “database as a service” in the cloud? What we need is an “elastic database as a service” similar to what Amazon does in processing with EC2. One such start-up called ScaleDB (I am an advisor) is attempting to take the RDBMS (open source) features into the cloud with high scalability.
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