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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.

Polyglot Persistence for Java Developers - Moving Out of the Relational Comfort Zone

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  Feb 03, 2012

Chris Richardson shows how he ported a relational database to three NoSQL data stores: Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB.

Using MongoDB on Mono

Posted by Justin Dearing  on  Jan 19, 2012 1

Justin Dearing introduces MongoDB, and shows how to interact with Mono via the official 10gen driver. Techniques for handling business logic in application code, such as LINQ are discussed.

Writing Applications for Cloud Foundry Using Spring and MongoDB

Posted by Thomas Risberg and Jared Rosoff  on  Jan 13, 2012 2

Thomas Risberg and Jared Rosoff show how to create Spring applications using Spring Data and MongoDB, applications deployed on Cloud Foundry.

Why CouchDB?

Posted by Benjamin Young  on  Jan 06, 2012 5

Benjamin Young introduces CouchDB, it’s schema-less data store, REST API, HTTP-based replication, plugins such as R-tree and GeoCouch, ways to scale it out and then scaling down with mobile solutions.

Distributed Systems: What Nobody Told You

Posted by Shaneal Manek  on  Dec 09, 2011 3

Shaneal Manek tells the story of how things can go wrong with a distributed system which turned into a success after incorporating appropriate tools for monitoring, analytics, logging, security.

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