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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.