Big Data Gets Bigger

June 28, 2013

Organizations are looking for Big Data solutions anywhere they can find them. And there are lots of options on the market. However, open source varieties are garnering the most attention for their affordability and flexibility. An Information Week article discusses some pros and cons in their article, “Big Data Pioneers Get Big For Their Britches.”

It begins:

“DataStax, the commercial support provider behind the Cassandra open-source NoSQL database, announced this week that is has seen ‘dozens’ of companies migrate from Oracle Database and Oracle MySQL to Cassandra over the last few quarters. The reason it’s happening, according to DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth, is that these organizations are seeking scalability, disaster avoidance and cost savings. I’ll buy in on scalability and cost savings. Cassandra can handle immense scale with replication and redundancy across multiple, global data centers.”

The author then goes on to say that while there are many compelling arguments for Cassandra, he doubts that this harkens the end of relational databases. And yet, we do not see people returning to Oracle or relational databases anytime soon. Solr 4 is also being used as a NoSQL option and benefits from its analytics capability. Apache Lucene Solr is the base of the industry leading LucidWorks solutions, which are also making headlines. We think this is good news for the enterprise, even if it may be bad news for Oracle.

Emily Rae Aldridge, June 28, 2013

Sponsored by, developer of Beyond Search


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