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April 2014, Volume 2, Number 2

NewSQL database sends NoSQL technology packing at logistics exchange

NoSQL database implementations have become increasingly plentiful among fast-moving Web and cloud companies looking to buck the confines of relational software. But NoSQL vendors are facing heightened competition of their own from another group of upstarts: Developers of NewSQL databases that combine SQL and NoSQL traits. DropShip Commerce, a two-year-old company that operates a logistics and business-to-business trading platform for retailers, suppliers and distributors, took a stab at using NoSQL software to help run its operations. It switched, though, to NuoDB Inc.'s namesake NewSQL database in an effort to meet challenges that cropped as its business started to grow. DropShip's journey provides a snapshot of recent database evolution: The American Fork, Utah, company initially migrated from relational MySQL to the MongoDB NoSQL database before moving again last year to NuoDB to power virtual product catalog delivery, inventory management and order tracking for its clients. More on NewSQL and NoSQL databases Read about new ...

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