Neo Technology builds virtual machine images, installable with Azure’s VM Depot with Neo4j 1.8


Thanks to those who attended my session on Polyglot Persistence in Windows Azure today at the NoSQL Now! conference in San Jose. Here are slides and a few notes from today’s session and follow-on questions.

How will Windows Azure provide NoSQL database support?

Today, Azure offers Table Storage as a NoSQL key/value store. Additionally, several partners have begun offering database “as a service” running in Windows Azure. For example, MongoLab and MongoHQ provide Azure-hosted MongoDB, while Cloudant provides Azure-hosted CouchDB.

Some of these databases are available directly through our partners’ web portals, while others have also integrated into the Azure Store as part of the Windows Azure portal. Here’s an example of MongoLab’s MongoDB integrated in the store:

For self-hosting, several partners have built virtual machine images, installable via Azure’s VM Depot. Here’s Neo Technology’s Neo4j 1.8:

What, exactly, is VM Depot?
VM Depot is a repository of community-created Linux-based virtual machine images. In terms of NoSQL, there are a few NoSQL database images available today. For example, you’ll find Neo4j, MongoDB, Redis, and Riak.

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