Linked by snydeq on Wed 16th Nov 2011 17:14 UTC
Databases InfoWorld's Peter Wayner takes a first look at Oracle NoSQL Database, the company's take on the distributed key-value data store for the enterprise. 'There are dozens of small ways in which the tool is more thorough and sophisticated than the simpler NoSQL projects. You get a number of different options for increasing the durability in the face of a node crash or trading that durability for speed,' Wayner writes. 'Oracle NoSQL might not offer the heady fun and "just build it" experimentation of many of the pure open source NoSQL projects, but that's not really its role. Oracle borrowed the best ideas from these groups and built something that will deliver good performance to the sweet spot of the enterprise market.'
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Oracle's NoSQL based on Berkeley DB!
by benali72 on Wed 16th Nov 2011 19:00 UTC
benali72
Member since:
2008-05-03

Rather ironic that Oracle's NoSQL database for very large systems is based on Berkeley DB, their acquired database for very small (embedded) systems.

Like the author of the piece, I have no doubt Oracle Corp's NoSQL database will be a fine product from a company that really understands database technology. My concern is that Oracle is almost cornering the DBMS market: they own Oracle, TimesTen, RDB (from DEC), MySQL, Berkeley DB... All they have to do is acquire PostgreSQL and the open source database movement is over.

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Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

My concern is that Oracle is almost cornering the DBMS market: they own Oracle, TimesTen, RDB (from DEC), MySQL, Berkeley DB... All they have to do is acquire PostgreSQL and the open source database movement is over.

Not really. You still have Firebird and MariaDB, for example. Both are quite good.

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voidlogic Member since:
2005-09-03

Don't forget Drizzle. Also, last time I checked mysql is still dual licensed proprietary / GPL as it always has been...

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Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

"All they have to do is acquire PostgreSQL and the open source database movement is over."

You do realize that PostgreSQL is not a company and cannot be acquired? PostgreSQL core developers refuse to work for a single company considering their past basically to ensure they are above any single organization. Same with Samba.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

They don't refuse, per se, but:
A) it's impractical
B) they just don't

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

MySQL has had a BerkeleyDB backend more than 5, maybe even 10 years ago, although it is/was not as much used.

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