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Embracing Concurrency at Scale

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Nov 02, 2012

Justin Sheehy discusses designing reliable distributed systems that can scale in order to deal with concurrency problems and the tradeoffs required by such systems.

Building Cloud Services with Riak

Posted by Andy Gross  on  Oct 29, 2012

Andy Gross reports on how Basho used Riak and Erlang to build their cloud storage service.

Spring Data - NoSQL - No Problems...

Posted by Peter Bell  on  Oct 18, 2012

Peter Bell introduces 4 NoSQL categories –Key-Value, Document, Column, Graph - and explains how one can use Spring Data to work with such data stores.

MongoDB - Born in the Cloud

Posted by Ross Lawley  on  Oct 15, 2012

Ross Lawley introduces MongoDB, explaining why it is a good solution for cloud deployment.

Connecting Millions of Mobile Devices to the Cloud

Posted by Damien Katz  on  Sep 05, 2012

Damien Katz explains how Couchbase Syncpoint provides real time data synchronization capabilities between multiple mobile devices and the cloud.

Erlang, the Language from the Future?

Posted by Damien Katz  on  Aug 28, 2012 5

Damien Katz explains the benefits and drawbacks of using Erlang, why this language is from the future and why Couchbase has migrated some of the CouchDB’s initial Erlang code to C/C++.

Bringing Riak to the Mobile Platform

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Aug 14, 2012

Kresten Krab Thorup discusses bringing Riak to mobile. He covers Riak’s data model, BucketDB – a Riak client-, and the protocol used to synchronize the data on the device between BucketDB and Riak.

NoSQL Database Technology: A Survey and Comparison of Systems

Posted by James Phillips  on  Aug 06, 2012 1

James Phillips presents the origins of NoSQL, followed by a comparison of various NoSQL solutions and ending with an architect’s view of Couchbase.

Dynamo Is Not Just for Datastores

Posted by Susan Potter  on  May 02, 2012 1

Susan Potter discusses Dynamo, Riak, distribution, consistency and fault tolerance, along with techniques and an example for building an application with riak_core.

Eventually Consistent HTTP with Statebox and Riak

Posted by Bob Ippolito  on  Feb 22, 2012 2

Bob Ippolito explains how to solve concurrent update conflicts with Statebox, an open source library for automatic conflict resolution, running on top of Riak.

Transactions without Transactions

Posted by Richard Kreuter and Kyle Banker  on  Feb 09, 2012 9

Richard Kreuter and Kyle Banker on how to avoid classical RDBMS transactional systems by using compensation mechanisms, transactional messaging or transactional procedures.

Wrap Your SQL Head Around Riak MapReduce

Posted by Sean Cribbs  on  Feb 03, 2012 3

Sean Cribbs explains what Map-Reduce and Riak are, why and how to use Map-Reduce with Riak, and how to convert SQL queries into their Map-Reduce equivalents.

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