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  • Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

    by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015 1

    Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical when running systems at scale. Traditional approaches for performing computations or information dissemination are not viable. In this article Basho Sr. Software Engineer Chris Meiklejohn explores the basic building blocks for crafting deterministic applications that guarantee convergence of data without synchronization.

  • A Rails Enthusiast’s take on MEAN.js

    by John Troxel on  Oct 03, 2014 4

    John looks at AngularJS and the MEAN stack as an alternative to Ruby on Rails as a productive stack for building typical web applications.

  • Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

    by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014 3

    Apache CouchDB is an open source document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve and why it is different from all other databases.

Preparing for Your First MongoDB Deployment: Backup and Security

Posted by Mat Keep on  Jan 05, 2014

This article we focuses on the database backup tools and security policies when deploying MongoDB NoSQL databases. Cloud backup with MongoDB Management Service (MMS) is covered. 1

Preparing for Your First MongoDB Deployment: Capacity Planning and Monitoring

Posted by Mat Keep on  Oct 08, 2013

In this article, author Mat Keep discusses the deployment best practices of MongoDB databases with focus on capacity planning & monitoring aspects. He explains hardware selection, metrics & sharding.

Jepsen: Testing the Partition Tolerance of PostgreSQL, Redis, MongoDB and Riak

Posted by Kyle Kingsbury on  Jun 20, 2013

In this article, we'll explore some of the design considerations of distributed databases, and how they respond to network partitions. 4

The State of NoSQL

Posted by Stefan Edlich on  Nov 21, 2012

Stefan Edlich reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, standards or their lack of, current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay. 3

What is CouchDB and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Warner Onstine and Leo Pryzbylski on  Jul 04, 2012

CouchDB, a NoSQL solution, is a document-oriented database and within each document fields are stored as key-value maps. This article covers getting started, unit testing, CRUD and query operations. 3

Implementing Aggregation Functions in MongoDB

Posted by Arun Viswanathan, Shruthi Kumar on  Jun 20, 2012

In this article, authors Arun Viswanathan and Shruthi Kumar discuss how to implement common aggregation functions on a MongoDB document database using its MapReduce functionality. 7

An Interview with Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks CTO

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 19, 2012

Dr Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer for ThoughtWorks, and a Director of the Agile Alliance. She discusses the trends in database technology, continuous design & delivery and Agile.

Data Modeling: Sample E-Commerce System with MongoDB

Posted by Christian Kvalheim on  Jun 06, 2012

The rich document capabilities in MongoDB makes it possible to model many different applications. Even rigorous requirements of applications like e-commerce system are possible. 5

Introduction to MongoDB for Java, PHP and Python Developers

Posted by Rick Hightower on  May 22, 2012

The need for agile, queryable, reliable, scalable storage without the pain of SQL schema migration is real. This article uses MongoDB to introduce NoSQL concepts to Java, PHP, and Python developers. 2

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