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Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Microsoft Azure DocumentDB offers NoSQL data storage as a service on Azure

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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Microsoft tweaks SharePoint Online to free up site storage

The company also increased the maximum amount of SharePoint site collections in Office 365 to 500,000 from 10,000

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MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

The service provides as low as a two-hour response time, but leaves out the bells and whistles from MongoDB Enterprise

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Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google Cloud users can now run Docker jobs alongside their Hadoop workloads in the same cluster

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Oracle gives Exadata some backward compatibility

Database 10gR2 is now supported on Oracle's flagship 'engineered system,' although caveats apply

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Microsoft preps Office 365 document management tool for lawyers

It's called Matter Center and is available in limited preview to participants of a beta testing program

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TPC takes the measure of big data systems

The fresh TPCx-HS benchmark could provide an apples-to-apples comparison of commercial Hadoop systems

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Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

Community portals, social media analysis and better insight into problem resolution are on tap for Philly residents

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Clarizen improves charts, UI in social project management product

Clarizen v6 combines project management tools with enterprise social collaboration software in a single cloud suite

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Infor goes up against Salesforce.com with SalesLogix acquisition

Infor will tie SalesLogix CRM with its ERP apps as well, says CEO Charles Phillips

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SAP makes it cheaper, easier for customers to use Hana in certain scenarios

The move signals that competition has truly arrived in the in-memory database market, says one observer

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Igloo adds task management to enterprise social suite

It's the latest among several ESN vendors to add this feature