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MongoDB: The Freaky Patchwork Quilt of the Database World

MongoDB is one of dozens of NoSQL databases that are gradually taking over for relational databases as big data enters the world of business. Relational… Continue Reading

How to Choose the Right NoSQL Database for All the Right Reasons

If you're taking on big data, you'll quickly realize that that means taking on a lot of unstructured data. Unstructured data doesn't fit into a typical… Continue Reading

3 Pain Points in NoSQL Security

When open source NoSQL databases were first being developed, there was mostly a strong desire to know if they would succeed with this model of developing… Continue Reading

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Data in NoSQL Applications

Perhaps the most compelling argument for the mass adoption of NoSQL is the general lack of buzz. Not that nobody's writing about it or talking about it,… Continue Reading

Embracing Cloud? NoSQL Might be Your Ticket to the Skies

To read the blogs and news posts, you would assume that all businesses have already successfully migrated to the cloud, and if yours has not you are behind… Continue Reading

Are You Ready to Rumble? NoSQL and Relational DBs Face Off

Don't you just love a heated debate among tech geeks? Along with arguments over the rightful place of cloud computing, the merits and risks of BYOD, and… Continue Reading

Memory, Big Data, NoSQL and Virtualization

In-memory processing has started to become the norm in large-scale data handling. This is aclose to the metal analysis of highly important but often neglected… Continue Reading

Is It Time for Our DB Administrator to Delve Into NoSQL?

Along with all of the media and blogging buzz about big data, NoSQL databases have crept into the headlines. Many proponents of big data are adamant that… Continue Reading

How to Avoid the 5 Scariest Big Data Pitfalls

While almost 70 percent of all companies are using big data, less than 30 percent are getting all of the goodies that's possible out of it. A number of… Continue Reading

SQL Versus NoSQL: What are the Differences and How Do You Choose?

For several decades, SQL (Structured Query Language) has been the most used programming language for managing databases. SQL is a relational database… Continue Reading

NoSQL Performance Benchmarks Series: Cassandra

We all know Cassandra is supposed to scale but what is its exact scaling pattern? How much faster does it get if you add an extra node? Is it truly linear?… Continue Reading

Couchbase In The Cloud - A Performance Benchmark

This presentation was made during the Couchbase London Meetup. Our Product Manager, Alex made a performance benchmark on Couchbase which shows sub-millisecond… Continue Reading