NoSQL is obviously a hot topic in the enterprise these days, at least at the water cooler if not in the production data center.
Neo4j Browser debuted at the recent Graph Connect in San Francisco, with a live preview during the keynote. Now the browser is public, and you can download it to try it out yourself.
See how it looks when an application based on the open source graph database Neo4j makes the big switch to cloud infrastructure. This was Adobe, so it had to be done right.
In this post, I introduce an extension we’ve made to the indexing API: clustering indexes, a tool that can tremendously improve query performance.
Once in a while, we find development resources that are really remarkable in the amount of great information they provide and other resources that they aggregate. What are some of the best programming resources (not including documentation) that you've ever found?
I was looking back over some of the queries I wrote for my football data set and I came across one I’d written to work out how many goals players scored in matches that were televised.
MySQL forces rows to fit a schema, with some value for each column (including NULL), whereas MongoDB documents only force a document to have an _id field. TokuMX, TokuDB, and InnoDB cluster an index that can be thought of as a primary key, and use that primary key as a row identifier for secondary indexes.
Success is a strange beast. On the bright side and true to entrepreneurial spirit, people admire those who are obviously successful. But there's also a dark side, where the cynicism of the community comes out.
Have you ever been confused about whether you need to capitalize "node.js" or whether you should write "Angular.js", "AngularJS", or just "Angular"? Project names are a common writing inconsistency I see across developer blogs.
A lot of Neo4j users might not have explored this small but very helpful addition yet, so here's a short synopsis of it.
One feature that didn't make it into the massive Cassandra 2.0 release was the rapid read protection feature, but it's here now in this week's 2.0.2 release. According to Cassandra frontman Johnathan Ellis, "Rapid read protection allows Cassandra to tolerate node failure without dropping a single request."
See the new capabilities in the "more standard" set of C++ bindings for libcouchbase. Libcouchbase is the Couchbase client for C and C++.
Looking at some Cypher queries written against a football data set to find some examples of where list comprehensions could be useful and I came across this query which is used to work out which teams were the most badly behaved in terms of accumulating red and yellow cards.
You'll get a ‘Can’t use optional patterns without explicit START clause’ error if you try to use optional relationships in a certain way.
Big database vendors are not very innovative. But they don’t have to be. Their asset is reliability, predictability, and stability. If a NoSQL or NewSQL feature proves to be innovative and reliable, Oracle et al. will most certainly pick it up.
This is illustrated in a new document outlining the top 5 performance metrics you should look out for if you decide to use Redis, which is a pretty hot data store right now.
I recently found Kyle Kingsbury's blog and saw that he has done a lot of interesting research into areas that developers need more knowledge about. In this case, it's network partitions and their effects on complex applications.
MongoDB (formerly 10gen) just became the most valuable tech startup in New York, beating out more well-known companies like Gilt, Foursquare, and Etsy. They're also worth more than the cost of Tumblr, which was acquired by Yahoo this year.
Get some amazingly rare insights about the design limitations of various distributed systems like Kafka, NuoDB, Cassandra, and Zookeeper.
There is good news for developers who want to work with DynamoDB applications locally without using Amazon's payable services: Amazon has released a local version of the DynamoDB NoSQL database. This offline database supports the DynamoDB API, but doesn’t impact any tables or data in DynamoDB itself.
Interested in seeing the products that Breaking Bad characters would be interested in? Or maybe the IKEA furniture graph would be more intriguing? These are just some of the awesome graphgists that have appeared thanks to Neo4j's recent Graph Challenge.
Recently I released the first version of the Graphity News Stream Server, which is now a collection of algorithms to support efficient storage and retrieval for more than 10k social activity streams per second.
A new open-source, embbeded datastore library with over 70 commands called "Vedis" is a very interesting new project that is very similar, in concept, to Redis. It's virtually a subset of Redis but without the networking layer.
For Cypher-only use cases with high concurrency requirements, using Ratpack instead of Neo4j server might be an interesting alternative.
This second piece in Ayende Rahien's 'World’s smallest NoSQL database' series looks at many of the issues you have to deal with when building a database. He certainly knows, given that he's the inventor of RavenDB.