Alpha Flight for FoundationDB {1}

by Rudy P
The article I chose to blog about this week is, “FoundationDB — Not Your Standard NoSQL Database” by Mr. Alex Williams of TechCrunch. This article discusses the new database management system known as FoundationDB which is currently in alpha and will be in beta by the end of this year. FoundationDB takes many of its strengths from NoSQL, however executives state they  ” have a database that is industrial strength, scalable, and fault tolerant”(Williams, 2012). They believe that over the years NoSQL databases become a bit difficult to scale to large levels, and can be difficult to build on top of the databases. FoundationDB distinguishes  itself from other database management systems by how, “serves as a foundation for different data models that can be layered on top of FoundationDB” (Williams, 2012). Its main purpose is to become the foundation for database environments by being able to manage both scalability and transactions. This looks to be very promising and will hope to enter a tough market later this year. read more...