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Xeround Brings MySQL to Heroku

Ruby developers need databases too. This week, cloud database vendor Xeround is extending its platform with an integration to Heroku. Heroku is a leading Ruby development platform that was recently acquired by Salesforce.com in a $212 million deal. Xeround CEO Razi Sharir told InternetNews.com that his company is trying to connect two very interesting worlds. "Heroku represents the fresh and young Ruby language and Xeround...

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Couchbase Unleashes Open Source NoSQL Database

What happens when you bring together two open source database technologies? In the case of vendors Membase and CouchOne, you end up with a new company called Couchbase and a new product called the Couchbase Server. Membase and CouchOne announced their merger last month. Couchbase is now out with its first product release called Couchbase Server, which extends the capabilities of the open source NoSQL Apache CouchDB...

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SkySQL Takes Aim at Delivering MySQL

Former Oracle and Sun execs start up new venture aimed at filling perceived gaps in the open source database support system - but is it an attack on Oracle? The market for MySQL open source database support is getting more competitive thanks to the entry of SkySQL. The new startup is staffed with a number of former MySQL executives in a bid to provide an alternative to software giant Oracle, which now owns and leads the MySQL...

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Oracle Commits to MySQL with InnoDB

Oracle is serious about growing the MySQL database. That's the message from Edward Screven, the company's chief corporate architect, who on Tuesday outlined the way forward for MySQL under Oracle's (NASDAQ: ORCL) direction following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. As part of that direction, Oracle today announced the beta release of MySQL 5.5, and said that the InnoDB engine would become the default storage engine for MySQL....

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NoSQL CouchDB Getting Stable with New Release

The open source Apache CouchDB database project hit a major milestone this week with the release of version 0.11. The release is an important one for the NoSQL database variant as it matures toward its 1.0 release. According to the project's release notes, CouchDB is the first release of the open source database that hasn't been tagged as having an alpha or beta status. With the 0.11 release, CouchDB introduces new features and...