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Oracle launches NoSQL 3.0 with emphasis on security and safety

Allows distribution to secondary servers when it's all getting too much
Thu Apr 03 2014, 10:14
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DATABASE VENDOR Oracle has announced the availablity of the latest edition of its NoSQL datatabase.

NoSQL is Oracle's distributed key-value database. Now in it's third version, the enhancements this time are heavily centred around security and business continuity.

Oracle NoSQL 3.0 features improvements in security with cluster-wide password based user authentication and integration with Oracle Wallet. Session level Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and network port restriction are also included.

For disaster recovery and prevention, there's automatic failover to metro-area secondary data centres, while secondary server zones can be used to offload read-only workloads to take the pressure off primary servers under stress.

For developers, there is added support for tabular data models that Oracle claims will simplify application design and improve integration with SQL based applications, while secondary indexing improves query performance.

"Oracle NoSQL 3.0 helps organisations fill the gap in skills, security and performance by delivering [...] enterprise-class NoSQL database that empowers database developers and DBAs to easily, intuitively and securely build and deploy next generation applications," said Oracle's EVP of Database Server Technologies, Andrew Mendelsohn.

It's already been a big week for the SQL community with NoSQL arriving on MariaDB for the first time, courtesy of a tie-up between SkySQL, Google and IBM on Tuesday, while yesterday Fusion-IO announced the use of Non-volatile memory (NVM) compression in MySQL to increase the capacity of SSD storage.

Both the community and enterprise versions of Oracle NoSQL Database 3.0 are available for download now from the Oracle Technology Network. µ


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