databases

Why GPUs are taking over the enterprise

With IBM InterConnect just a few weeks away, we’re gearing up to showcase how the MapD graphics-processing-unit (GPU)-powered data analytics and visualization platform has evolved over the past year. When MapD participated in InterConnect last year, we were just starting to ramp up. Our mission then, as now, remains unwavering: to provide the world’s fastest […]

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Object storage benefits, myths and options

Object storage is a relatively new option for data storage, optimized for general binary or unstructured data, often multimedia. It has gained a lot of importance in the last few years due to the exponential growth of audio, video and images on the web, and thanks to the huge growth of mobility and social networks. […]

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The difference between open source and open governance

When Sun and then Oracle bought MySQL AB, the company behind the original development, MySQL open source database development governance gradually closed. Now, only Oracle writes updates. Updates from other sources — individuals or other companies — are ignored. MySQL is still open source, but it has a closed governance. MySQL is one of the […]

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