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DevOps is Not a Feature!

Posted by Nati Shalom on  May 24, 2015

DevOps is the industrialization of IT, says Nati Shalom. Organizations that wish to optimize for speed and cost cannot afford silos anymore."Doing DevOps" is not adding new features to existing tools.

Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn on  Feb 17, 2015

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. 1

A Rails Enthusiast’s take on MEAN.js

Posted by John Troxel on  Oct 03, 2014

John looks at AngularJS and the MEAN stack as an alternative to Ruby on Rails as a productive stack for building typical web applications. 4

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a 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. 3

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. 2

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 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