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IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
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D. Henschen
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2/25/2014 | 11:25:34 AM
Cloudant Deal Clouds IBM's NoSQL Strategy
Given that IBM has a partnership with MongoDB and also touts the JSON capabilities of DB2, all the boosterish language around CouchDB is a bit confusing. But it is IBM and could easily pump a lot of investment into CouchDB to make it a bigger name in NoSQL than it is today. NoSQL competitors are hoping this is more about delivering database services and all the posturing will fade as IBM builds out multiple database services.
rkeshavmurthy
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2/28/2014 | 12:38:51 PM
Re: Cloudant Deal Clouds IBM's NoSQL Strategy
Hi Doug, Thanks for the detailed article. I think someone forgot to mention... The MongoDB/JSON capabilities are in IBM Informix as well.  And with Informix, it's more than simple JSON/BSON datatype -- In addition to MongoDB compatibility (via storage), Informix enables the complete hybrid app/API between relational and JSON data from SQL and MongoAPI.  

See the details at: http://www.slideshare.net/journalofinformix/ & specifically at, http://www.slideshare.net/journalofinformix/table-for-two-hybrid-approach-to-developing-combined-sql-nosql-applications-on-ibm-informix

In fact, the IBM BlueMix JSON database service run IBM Informix.
D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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2/28/2014 | 2:53:36 PM
Re: Cloudant Deal Clouds IBM's NoSQL Strategy
Not to be snarky, but you're surprised somebody forgot to mention Informix?
rkeshavmurthy
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2/28/2014 | 5:09:31 PM
Re: Cloudant Deal Clouds IBM's NoSQL Strategy
I'm wasn't... I was giving them the benefit of doubt!
Charlie Babcock
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2/25/2014 | 2:50:11 PM
Cloudant is about IBM getting to N databases as a service
I agree with Matt Asay that IBM buying Cloudant is about getting the means to build out database as a service, on which many services will eventually be offered.
shane.k.j
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2/25/2014 | 3:05:43 PM
Couchbase Server Rolling Upgrades
Sean Poulley's statement that Couchbase Server does not support online rolling upgrades is false.

Couchbase Server has supported online rolling upgrades since before the Couchbase Server 1.8 release. For reference, Couchbase Server 2.5 is the current release. Online rolling upgrades are a key component of the Couchbase Server foundation. In fact, while we support offline upgrades, we recommend online rolling upgrades to our enterprise customers. For years, our enterprise customers have been performing online rolling upgrades to Couchbase Server in on-premise and cloud environments.

While Cloudant's work on scaling will be greatly appreciated by the Apache CouchDB community, we have yet to see an Apache CouchDB release that it includes it. Thus, it has yet to be proven by the community.


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