database News of 01/20/19
An Unsecured Database Exposed The Personal Details Of 202m Job Seekers In China
The personal details belonging to more than 202 million job seekers in China, including information like phone numbers, email addresses, driver licenses and salary expectations, were freely available to anyone who knew where to look for as long as ...
Google’S Cloud Spanner Database Adds New Features And Regions
Cloud Spanner , Google’s globally distributed relational database service, is getting a bit more distributed today with the launch of a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations. The service is also getting a new feature ...
They Scaled YouTube. Now They’Ll Shard Everyone With PlanetScale
When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and ...
A Popular ‘Boomoji’ App Exposed Millions Of Users’ Contact Lists And Location Data
Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire user base after it failed to put passwords on two of its internet-facing databases. The China-based app ...
AWS Launches New Time Series Database
AWS announced a new time series database today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The new product called DynamoDB On-Demand is a fully managed database designed to track items over time, which can be particularly useful for Internet of Things scenarios. ...
1-877-kars4kids Had A Data Breach
Bad news: 1-877-KARS4KIDS had a data breach. Worse news: now you’ll have that awful jingle stuck in your head all day. The New Jersey-based charity has plagued the American airwaves for years with the “most hated” jingle to ...
neo4j Nabs $80m Series E As Graph Database Tech Flourishes
Neo4j has helped popularize the graph database. Today it was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market in what could be the company’s last private fundraise. The round was led by One Peak Partners and ...
Cockroach Labs Launches CockroachDB As Managed Service
Cockroach Lab’s open source SQL database, CockroachDB , has been making inroads since it launched last year, but as any open source technology matures, in order to move deeper into markets it has to move beyond technical early adopters to a ...