PostgreSQL

Are more companies going to be saying ‘no’ to NoSQL?

NoSQL has been one of the biggest technology trends of the past couple of years.

The rise of ‘big data’ and the growing number of solutions that promise to eliminate some of the long-standing headaches relational databases often create have given many companies, particularly start-ups, good reason to NoSQL databases.

But at least some of them are finding out that NoSQL isn’t the database market’s version of penicillin.

WordPress 3.0: proof open source kicks butt

WordPress is one of the most popular open-source content management
systems in use on the internet. But despite WordPress’ popularity, one
knock against it has been the fact that it’s always been more a 
blogging engine‘ than ‘true‘ CMS.

Yesterday, WordPress took a big step toward achieving ‘true‘ CMS status
with the release of WordPress 3.0. That’s thanks to several of the new features it contains.

MySQL 5.4 looks hot

MySQL is the most widely-used open-source database in the world. Many popular open-source applications, from WordPress to SugarCRM to Joomla!, use it. And popular websites like Facebook and Twitter rely on it as well.

The popular database system is offered by MySQL AB, which was purchased by Sun Microsystems in 2008. Sun Microsystems, of course, was just purchased for $7.4bn by database and enterprise software giant Oracle.