According to InformationWeek's 2014 State of Database Technology Survey, conventional databases like SQL Server still dominate. Microsoft SQL Server is in production or pilot by 75% of respondents, Oracle 47%, Hadoop 13%. Just 5% use MongoDB, 3% have bought SAP Hana, and 1% use Vertica, to name three databases getting big press. FileMaker beats startups like Cassandra, Riak, and MariaDB in the InformationWeek survey.
Cloud computing has shaken up many IT specialties, but that's not currently the case in the database landscape. However, looking down the road, it's no mystery why venture capitalists, cloud providers, and startups are bullish for NoSQL. While conventional relational databases can, theoretically, serve any data store use, they're not always the best choice for today's global, varied, and mobilized workloads.
Learn more: 2014 State of Database Tech: Think Retro
Forerunner Software has launched Forerunner Mobilizer, an optimized, responsive mobile application built to extend the power of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. Designed to unlock SQL Server across all communication devices and browsers, Mobilizer allows users access to core business intelligence anywhere.
Maintaining security and protection is paramount as the workspace extends outside the office and Forerunner Mobilizer is an out of the box solution that supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. Built for IT and development professionals, Forerunner Mobilizer provides a mobile solution while preserving how users work with critical business intelligence.
More: In the Global Move to Mobile Forerunner Software Launches Forerunner Mobilizer and Unleashes the Power of SQL Server Reporting Services Across All Devices
OpenShift by Red Hat recently announced that it's bringing Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities to its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud through a collaboration with Uhuru Software.
If you're running an environment based on Microsoft Windows, this new .NET on OpenShift solution will enable DevOps to provide a standardized application environment with consistent administration capabilities by abstracting away the underlying infrastructure. This means developers can easily write an application using a .NET frontend that is on Windows with a MySQL backend on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, all through the OpenShift self-service interface.
Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities on OpenShift are available for technical preview for customers that want a closer look.
Blog Announcement: Microsoft.NET Apps on OpenShift - Wait, what?
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