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Zardosht Kasheff06/04/14
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Introducing Partitioned Collections for MongoDB Applications

TokuMX 1.5 is around the corner. The big feature will be something we discussed briefly when talking about replication changes in 1.4: partitioned collections.

Kenny Bastani06/04/14
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Neo4j 2.1: Graph ETL for Everyone

Neo4j 2.1 adds an easy way to import CSV and create/update complex graph structures using a new Cypher command, and provides faster facilities for high volume imports and densely connected nodes. Cypher also received ongoing improvements, including new functionality for more expressive queries.

Chris Chang06/03/14
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MongoDB Driver Tips & Tricks: PHP

A large proportion of support requests to MongoLab are questions about how to properly configure and use a particular MongoDB driver. This blog post is the third of a series where we are covering each of the major MongoDB drivers in depth. The driver we’ll be covering here is the PHP driver.

Lieven Doclo06/02/14
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SQL, NoSQL, I Don't Care. It's About Events!

The NoSQL/SQL debate has entered a new chapter, but is this discussion actually important? Sure, it’s data, but that’s all it is. Frankly, I don’t care whether data is stored in a SQL or NoSQL database. It could be stored on punch cards for all I matter, just as long as the system is reactive.

Mark Needham06/02/14
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Neo4j & Cypher: Rounding a Float Value to Decimal Places

About 6 months ago, Jacqui Read created a github issue explaining how she wanted to round a float value to a number of decimal places but was unable to do so due to the round function not taking the appropriate parameter. The author found himself wanting to do the same thing last week.

Alec Noller06/01/14
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The Best of the Week (May 23): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include a look at the fate of NoSQL when SQL returns, MongoDB tips & tricks for $type and arrays, real-world use cases for graph databases, and more.

Don Pinto05/31/14
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Announcing Couchbase Mobile 1.0

Couchbase is pleased to announce general availability of Couchbase Mobile 1.0. Couchbase Mobile gives mobile application developers a new platform to build the next generation of always available, always responsive mobile applications.

Moshe Kaplan05/31/14
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Introduction to MongoDB: The Complete Presentation

The author had two great lectures regarding MongoDB and how to best utilize it in the last week. Therefore, he decided to share the presentation with you.

Alec Noller05/31/14
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MongoDB Backups: A Comparison of 3 Approaches

If you're working with the scale of data that requires a solution like MongoDB, you probably have a lot invested in your data. For that reason, the MongoDB Management Service blog has published a comparison of three MongoDB backup strategies.

Dustin Marx05/30/14
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Connecting to Cassandra from Java

The Cassandra Java Driver makes it easy to access Cassandra from Java applications. Cassandra also features significant Java-based configuration and monitoring and can even be customized with Java.

Ayende Rahien05/30/14
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A Map to Reviewing RavenDB

The author was asked a series of questions about how one should get started learning the RavenDB code base, given that they have never looked at the code, but know how Raven works. In this article, the author explores each question and breaks down the inner-workings of RavenDB.

Nikhil Kuriakose05/29/14
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Visualizing XML as a Graph Using Neo4j

Whenever someone gives you a problem, think graphs. They are the most fundamental and flexible way of representing relationships, so it’s a 50-50 shot that any interesting design problem has a graph involved in it. Make sure you can’t think of a way to solve it using graphs before moving on to other solutions.

Don Pinto05/29/14
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Monitoring a Couchbase Cluster

To monitor Couchbase efficiently we need two different perspectives. The cluster as a whole is made up of individual nodes or servers. Each node provides our compute capacity for any application that leverages the database distributed across the cluster.

Peter Lawrey05/28/14
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SharedHashMap vs Redis

Any vendor will tell you how great their product is, so I will start by outlining why you wouldn't use SharedHashMap, before I tell you why it is a "must have" for performant applications.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis05/28/14
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Motor 0.2.1 Released

Version 0.2.1 of Motor, the asynchronous MongoDB driver for Python and Tornado, has been released. It fixes two bugs!

Alec Noller05/27/14
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Real-Word Use Cases: The Strengths of Graph Databases

If there's one thing the NoSQL community can definitely agree on, it's that relational databases are not the one and only solution to modern data storage issues. Not that they're never the answer; just not always the answer. The key, then, is understanding which tool is needed for any given job.

Adam Fowler05/27/14
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A Visual Index of MarkLogic Browser Widgets…

The author has created a visual index of MarkLogic browser widgets. Clicking on each image takes you to a detail page. This includes full size versions of all screenshots available currently for each widget.

Markus Winand05/26/14
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What's Left of NoSQL?

Back in 2013 The Register reported that Google sets its bets on SQL again. It's not that surprising - using SQL to access data from NoSQL systems isn't a new trend. However, it raises a question: What remains of NoSQL if we add SQL again?

Don Pinto05/26/14
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Couchbase Java SDK 2.0.0 Developer Preview 1

This new major version, planned to be 2.0, is a complete rewrite of the old 1.x series (currently 1.4.*). Leaving no stone unturned, it is built on top of RxJava for reactive and streaming-based programming and uses Netty as a consolidated IO layer for the best performance possible.

Alec Noller05/25/14
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The Best of the Week (May 16): NoSQL Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include the limitations of choice in NoSQL, a tool to help MongoDB devs monitor and optimize memory use in collections, the release of Mongoose 3.8.9, and more.

Dustin Marx05/23/14
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Hello, Cassandra: Steps to Get Started

A colleague of the author's recently told him about several benefits of Cassandra, so he decided to try it out. In this article, the author provides a summary of steps for getting started with Cassandra.

Alec Noller05/23/14
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MongoDB Tips & Tricks: Handling $type and Arrays

According to Thomas Zahn, Co-Founder and CEO of 3T Software Labs, coming to MongoDB from a relational database background is a relief. However, that's not to say that MongoDB is completely free of cryptic design choices that may leave developers puzzled.

Ayende Rahien05/23/14
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RavenDB Conf Videos: New Features in RavenDB 3.0

In this video from the RavenDB Conference, RavenDB creator and Hibernating Rhinos founder Oren Eini discusses the new features of RavenDB 3.0.

Andreas Kollegger05/22/14
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Graphs & The Internet of (Connected) Things

Neo4j makes it easy to model connectedness like device usage and management, as well as location, in the same context as data that makes today's applications rich. To demonstrate, we asked GraphAlchemist to build an IoT demo to illustrate the use of graphs with wearables and other connected devices.

Don Pinto05/22/14
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Announcing Newer Version of Couchbase Plug-in for Elasticsearch

We’re happy to announce the update to our Couchbase Plug-in for ElasticSearch. Plug-in is now updated to work with latest release of Couchbase Server 2.5.1 and Elasticsearch 1.0.1.