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  • How to Source Control Your Databases for DevOps

    A robust DevOps environment requires having continuous integration for every component of the system. But far too often, the database is omitted from the equation. In this article, we discuss the unique aspects of databases, both relational and NoSQL, in a successful continuous integration environment.

  • 14 Things I Wish I’d Known When Starting with MongoDB

    I’ve been a database person for an embarrassing length of time, but I only started working with MongoDB recently. When I was starting out with MongoDB, there are a few things that I wish I’d known about. With general experience, there will always be preconceptions of what databases are and what they do. In hopes of making it easier for other people, here is a list of common mistakes.

  • A Quick Primer on Isolation Levels and Dirty Reads

    Recently MongoDB found itself at the top of Reddit again when developer David Glasser learned the hard way that MongoDB performs dirty reads by default. In this article we will explain what isolation levels and dirty reads are and how they are implemented in popular databases.

  • NoSQL For Mere Mortals Review and Author Q&A

    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.

  • Agile Modeling: Enhancing Communication and Understanding

    Modeling supports us in communicating and understanding when we create software solutions. As communication and understanding are two of the most critical aspects of delivering software solutions - modeling is a valuable tool that should not be overlooked. Agile Modeling adheres to and aligns with Agile values and principles and should be one of the practices within your Agile toolkit.

  • Virtual Panel: Security Considerations in Accessing NoSQL Databases

    NoSQL databases offer alternative data storage options for storing unstructured data compared to traditional relational databases. Though the NoSQL databases have been getting a lot of attention lately, the security aspects of storing and accessing NoSQL data haven't been given much emphasis. This article focuses on the security considerations and best practices in accessing the NoSQL databases.

  • Concurrency Controls in Data Replication

    Learn about leading concurrency control mechanisms used for data replication in distributed environments, comparing synchronous and asynchronous implementations with/without locking - techniques used by Oracle RAC, TimesTen, and GigaSpaces and NoSQL databases. Explore tradeoffs among performance, consistency, deadlocks, and conflicting updates in the context of a sample distributed application.

  • Graph Databases, NOSQL and Neo4j

    Peter Neubauer introduces Graph databases and how they compare to RDBMS' and where they stand in the NOSQL-movement, followed by examples of using a graph database in Java with Neo4j.

  • NoSQL in the Enterprise

    In this article, Sourav Mazumder explores what NoSQL databases are, how they fit into Enterprise IT, the challenges facing enterprise adoption, how to choose the appropriate NoSQL database for a given application, a short list of NoSQL databases which are likely to be good matches for enterprise applications, and advice for how to adopt NoSQL databases within an enterprise.

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