Sybase is latest RDB maker to embrace MapReduce

December 16, 2009

[From Computerworld]

Who says there is a war raging between traditional SQL database vendors and the upstarts touting the so-called 'NoSQL' technology?

A slew of relational database vendors, ranging from startups touting massively-parallel data warehousing appliances to grizzled veterans of the online transaction processing (OLTP) wars, are moving to support the MapReduce data processing technology invented by Google Inc.

Sybase Inc. is the latest vendor to jump on the NoSQL bandwagon -- CTO Irfan Khan disclosed that the veteran database vendor is now working on adding MapReduce functionality inside its popular Sybase IQ analytic database.

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