Friday, November 29, 2013

MongoDB $1.2 Billion Valuation

MongoDB Now King of NYC Startups With $1.2 Billion Valuation - Bloomberg
"MongoDB Inc., capitalizing on the popularity of its online database software, raised $150 million in a venture-funding round that would make it the most valuable Internet startup in New York...
The round values the company at $1.2 billion..."

MongoDB is simple,  fast, free++, open source
MongoDB Overview | MongoDB, Inc.

In fact price of NoSQL databases is comparable with SQL Server and Oracle,
and those prices are going up over time... as amount of data and speed requirements...

NoSQL Adoption Graph

Introduction to NoSQL by Martin Fowler

Google's AI behind YouTube served me this
high-energy presentation, equivalent to a very good book.

Introduction to NoSQL by Martin Fowler - YouTube

"Aggregate Oriented Database" vs "Relational" vs "Graph"
(Key-Value, Document, Columns)

He also suggested this good book about "aggregate data"

Malcolm Gladwell @ Google

David & Goliath, persistence and STEM,
self assessment is based local environment.
Relative position matters more than absolute position.
As expected, a lot of statistics :)

▶ Malcolm Gladwell - Zeitgeist Americas 2013 - YouTube:

Tesla Motors: Elon Musk in München

▶ Elon Musk in München - Tesla - YouTube:

Announcing big investments in German market.
Smart: best car market requires best engineering, and best cars.

He indicated that Tesla console is running on Linux + Qt,
and they may add Android emulator to allow running Android apps on it.