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Percona buys Tokutek to mashup MySQL, NoSQL tech

Percona acquired Tokutek to strengthen its expertise in NoSQL

Relational database services firm Percona announced it has acquired Tokutek, which provides a high-performance MongoDB distribution and NoSQL services. Percona said the move will allow it to improve support for non-relational database technologies.

Tinder taps Rackspace’s managed MongoDB service

Tinder is using ObjectRocket to manage the unstructured data on its backend

Mobile dating app provider Tinder has selected Rackspace’s managed MongoDB and Redis service in a bid to simplify management and improve data automation and sharding capabilities on the app’s back-end.

Rip Curl surfs the cloud, big data wave

Rip Curl is using Rackspace's ObjectRocket, a managed MongoDB service, to support the data generated from its smart watch platform globally

Aussie surf brand Rip Curl announced it is using Rackspace’s cloud-based NoSQL MongoDB service to support the company’s recently launched smart watch, which allows surfers to capture and analyse a range of data from their surf sessions.

Cloudera, MongoDB partner to mash up NoSQL, Hadoop

Cloudera and MongoDB have developed a connector to link Hadoop data and Mongo's NoSQL database

Hadoop specialist Cloudera announced a strategic partnership with MongoDB this week that will allow Cloudera customers to store Hadoop data in their NoSQL MongoDB databases. The move is a huge win for MongoDB, which is quickly emerging as one of the most popular databases in use today.

UK National Archives drafts MongoDB for WWI cloud database

UK National Archives is enlisting MongoDB for its WWI diary digitisation project

The UK National Archives have enlisted MongoDB to set up a new database of WWI diaries that will bring order to about 1.5 million pages of war diaries, which will be released throughout the year by the heritage organisation in commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of the Great War.

How RMS is transforming into a cloud and big data service provider

Paris Georgallis, senior vice president of cloud platform at RMS

Risk Management Solutions’ senior vice president of cloud platform operations, Paris Georgallis, told Business Cloud News that balancing the need to provide insurers with increasingly detailed risk models and data security needs has its challenges. But ultimately, running the big data platform in the cloud provides economies of scale – and speeds – unachievable without a seven figure investment.