By Charles Lamb on Dec 20, 2012
It's official: we've shipped Oracle NoSQL Database R2.
Of course there's a press release, but if you want to cut to the chase, the major features this release brings are:
- Elasticity - the ability to dynamically add more storage nodes and have the system rebalance the data onto the nodes without interrupting operations.
- Large Object Support - the ability to store large objects without materializing those objects in the NoSQL Database (there's a stream API to them).
- Avro Schema Support - Data records can be stored using Avro as the schema.
- Oracle Database External Table Support - A NoSQL Database can act as an Oracle Database External Table.
- SNMP and JMX Support
- A C Language API
There are both an open-source Community Edition (CE) licensed under aGPLv3, and an Enterprise Edition (EE) licensed under a standard Oracle EE license. This is the first release where the EE has additional features and functionality.
Congratulations to the team for a fine effort.