Talend & Neo Partnership: Open Source Solutions for Big Data

Christopher Tozzi | The Var Guy | June 26, 2013

NoSQL databases are a driving force in the evolution of Big Data. That could have important implications for Oracle (ORCL), as we wrote last week. At the same time, it's an impetus for integration across the channel, as Talend and Neo Technology highlighted this week with a partnership designed to encourage enterprise adoption of open source graph NoSQL databases.

Wikipedia has a pretty good overview of graph databases, which are one type of NoSQL database. For the non-geeks in the audience, though, the key characteristic of this type of storage system is that, in contrast to traditional relational databases such as MySQL, graph databases don't require an index. As a result, they can offer more flexibilty and scalability, which represent valuable assets when building Big Data infrastructure.