Columnar data storage can offer significant performance improvements over the way database tables are traditionally stored, but they aren’t always faster. Aleksandr Shavlyuga explores the power, and limitations of SQL Server’s ColumnStore Indexes.
Addison-Wesley Professional NoSQL for Mere Mortals provides an introduction to NoSQL databases spanning across the major types of databases that fall under the NoSQL umbrella and explaining both advantages and shortcomings that each database type offers. InfoQ has spoken with the book's author, Dan Sullivan.
Practical Cassandra: A Developer's Approach book by Russell Bradberry and Eric Lubow, is a developer's guide to build applications using Cassandra NoSQL database. InfoQ spoke with the authors about the book, Cassandra data model, design considerations and how Cassandra performs concurrency and versioning of the data sets.
Jon Natkins explains in this article how to create a personalized recommendation system fed with large amounts of real-time data using Kiji, which leverages HBase, Avro, Map-Reduce and Scalding.
In this article, Boris Lublinsky shows how to extend Hbase - based Lucene implementation with geospatial search support.
In this article, authors, Boris Lublinsky and Mike Segel suggest an approach for using HBase as a scalable back end for Lucene Search. 3