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Oracle Launches NoSQL Database, Mulls Big Data Appliance

Oracle has unleashed the Oracle NoSQL Database platform as a part of its Big Data portfolio, making it available for download from the Oracle Technology Network.

According to the company, the platform has been designed to allow users to easily manage massive amounts of data that an organisation needs to deal with on a daily basis.

Data management within the platform is done using schemas like web log data, sensor and smart meter data, data gathered for personalisation, and data maintained by social networks. Oracle said that the platform is best suited for rapid application development and deployment.

"Oracle NoSQL Database is a key component of Oracle's Big Data strategy," said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle.

"As customers look to manage the huge explosion in data from new and evolving sources, such as Web, sensors, social networks, and mobile applications, Oracle is helping them unlock the value of this data by providing a highly-available, reliable and scalable NoSQL database environment", he added.

The company said it will also launch an Oracle Big Data Appliance in the first quarter of 2012 which will be compatible to the Oracle NoSQL Database platform.