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Alec Noller07/07/14
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The Achilles' Heel of NoSQL

NoSQL is big business, but according to John A De Goes, it has a fatal flaw in its lack of analytics tooling. Given that SQL is working to incorporate some of the advantages of NoSQL, what will happen as the divide between the two becomes narrower?

Chris Chang07/07/14
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Production-ready MongoDB Replica Sets on Google Cloud Platform

Recently Google, MongoDB Inc., and MongoLab announced the arrival of fully-managed, production-ready MongoDB replica set plans on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). These plans are hosted on Google Compute Engine (GCE) and managed by MongoLab.

Alec Noller07/06/14
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The Best of the Week (June 27): 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 updating documents in MongoDB and R, why shared storage hinders performance in Cassandra, a report from MongoDB World 2014 in NYC, and more.

Don Pinto07/05/14
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Couchbase .NET SDK 1.3.7 Released and 2.X News!

Today we released a minor version of the .NET 1.X SDK: 1.3.7. This was a very small bug fix release and featured some contribitions from the community. A big thank you to the individuals who contributed and/or took the time to fill out a bug report or request a feature!

Alec Noller07/04/14
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ArangoDB 2.2.0 Beta Released

The ArangoDB 2.2.0 beta has been released! We covered ArangoDB a while back, and the NoSQL database has been steadily improving since then. According to Frank Celler's release announcement, this most recent release covers a wide variety of bug fixes and changes, but focuses on three major items.

Nikhil Kuriakose07/03/14
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Implementing Word Ladder Game Using Neo4j

In a word ladder puzzle you must make the change occur gradually by changing one letter at a time. At each step you must transform one word into another word, you are not allowed to transform a word into a non-word. See how to neatly implement this using Neo4j.

Shane Johnson07/03/14
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Couchbase Blueprints in Apache Brooklyn

The cloud is the new operating system, and projects like Apache Brooklyn enable the enterprise to be more efficient. What if you could deploy a dozen instances of Couchbase Server to Amazon Web Servers with the click of a button?

Chris Chang07/02/14
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Reporting Back from MongoDB World 2014, NYC, Planet JSON

Closely approaching the one year mark of when I first joined MongoLab (and the MongoDB community), I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural MongoDB World conference put together by the incredible MongoDB team. There was a lot to digest from the conference... here are the major highlights.

Mark Needham07/02/14
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Neo4j & Cypher: Finding Movies by Decade

The author was recently asked how to find the number of movies produced per decade in the movie data set that comes with the Neo4j browser. In this article, you'll find out how.

Rishav Rohit07/01/14
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Update Fixed number of MongoDB Documents

In a recent MongoDB and R project, the author faced a new problem. He was using R to process source data present in MongoDB, and if he gave a large number of documents to R for analysis, it was becoming slower and a bottleneck.

Michael Hunger07/01/14
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LOAD CSV into Neo4j Quickly and Successfully

Since version 2.1, Neo4j provides out-of-the box support for CSV ingestion. But hear my words of advice before you jump directly into using it. There are some tweaks and configuration aspects that you should know to be successful on the first run.

Alec Noller06/30/14
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Why Shared Storage Hinders Performance in Cassandra

One question that keeps coming up, according to Jonathan Lacefield, is why shared storage is not recommended for Cassandra. The short version? Performance suffers, and it introduces a single point of failure. Lacefield's explanation, however, aims to clarify what "performance suffers" really means.

Michael Hunger06/30/14
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Rendering a Neo4j Database in UbiGraph

UbiGraph is a graph rendering server that is controlled remotely and also interactively with a XML-RPC API (which is a weird choice). It comes with example clients in Java, Python, Ruby and C. In this article, you'll learn the basics of UbiGraph and how to render Neo4j with it.

Alec Noller06/29/14
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The Best of the Week (June 20): 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 performing CRUD operations on MongoDB in a Node.js app, the need for DBaaS in the app economy, and thoughts on how to control an ever-expanding MongoDB database.

Alec Noller06/27/14
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Cayley: An Open Source Graph Database Written in Go

If you're looking for something new and a bit different when it comes to NoSQL solutions, you might be interested in Cayley, an open source graph database written in Go and based on Freebase and Google's Knowledge Graph.

Shane Johnson06/27/14
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MongoDB and DataStax, In the Rearview Mirror

Thumbtack published an excellent blog post highlighting the preliminary results of performance tests executed with Couchbase Server, MongoDB and DataStax Enterprise (Apache Cassandra). The final results will be included in a benchmark report.

Zardosht Kasheff06/26/14
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Use TokuMX Partitioned Collections in Place of TTL Indexes

Take the following scenario. You have a time-series data application for which you would like to store a rolling period of data. With basic MongoDB, you would likely create a collection with a “TTL”, or “time to live” index. While simple to use, this solution can run into performance problems.

Ravi Kiran06/25/14
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Performing CRUD Operations on MongoDB in a Node.js Application Using MongoDB Driver

There are a number of drivers created by the community to interact with MongoDB from a Node.js app. The official mongodb driver seems to be the simplest of them. In this post, we will learn to perform simple CRUD operations on a MongoDB document store using the mongodb driver.

Alec Noller06/25/14
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Defending the Cassandra Benchmark: What it Means to Compare NoSQL Performance

You may have heard about Jonathan Ellis criticizing Thumbtack Technology's NoSQL benchmarks - in short, he suggested that the benchmarks were improperly configured and understated Cassandra's performance. Well, Ben Engber at Thumbtack Technology heard about it, and according to his response, Ellis is way off.

Alec Noller06/24/14
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Benchmarking Cassandra: The Right & Wrong Way to Do it

Everybody loves comparing databases. Not everybody agrees on how to do it, though. One prime example is Thumbtack Technology's benchmarks comparing Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, and Aerospike. The problem, according to Jonathan Ellis, is that the benchmarks give Cassandra a raw deal.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis06/24/14
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Rules of Thumb for Methods and Functions

The Python team at MongoDB is partially rewriting PyMongo. The next version, 3.0, aims to be faster, more flexible, and more maintainable than the current 2.x series. One strategy is to minimize methods, period. In this article, you'll find the author's rules of thumb when it comes to methods and functions.

Alec Noller06/23/14
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How to Control Your Expanding MongoDB Database

The key question asked by DJ Walker-Morgan in this recent post from MongoHQ is an important one: do you actually know how big your database is? As Walker-Morgan points out, most people probably have a number they can point to, but the number may not be communicating exactly what they think it is.

Ketan Parmar06/23/14
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NoSQL: A Quick Guide

NoSQL is a buzzword now-a-days among the developers and software professionals. In this article, you'll find a quick guide to NoSQL, including what it is, where to use it, advantages and disadvantages, and some of the more popular NoSQL options.

Alec Noller06/22/14
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The Best of the Week (June 13): 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 tutorial on building a TV show tracker with MongoDB, Node.js, AngularJS, a look at MongoDB and Grails, 16 of the top NoSQL and NewSQL databases, and more.

Kurt Mackey06/21/14
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The App Economy Will Never Fully Take Flight Without DBaaS

Developers are continually upping the ante by creating better, smarter and more valuable apps. However, these apps also have increasingly sophisticated data requirements, and the ability to take them to the next level may be stymied by an archaic approach to databases.