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BitCoins Lost, MongoDB and Eventual Consistency

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 24, 2014 6

The recent theft from several BitCoin operators has sparked a debate whether eventually consistent databases are useful or not for banking.

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MongoDB 2.6 Release - An Interview With Kelly Stirman

by Alex Giamas Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 10, 2014

MongoDB needs no introduction for NoSQL users. Kelly Stirman, Director of Product Marketing at MongoDB is answering questions about the latest stable 2.6 release. Storage fragmentation, index intersection, full text search and MongoDB in enterprise are discussed. Finally, we have more info about one of the most watched and voted feature requests at MongoDB jira tracker, collection level locking.

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Rebecca Parsons on the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Mar 28, 2014 3

In January ThoughtWorks released the latest version of their Technology Radar in which they track what's interesting in the software development ecosystem. The big themes this year are (1) early warning systems and recovery in production, (2) the tension between privacy and big data, (3) the javascript ecosystem and (4) blurring of the line between the physical and virtual worlds.

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Current Trends in NoSQL - Q&A with Peter Bell

by Brian Rinaldi Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 05, 2013

Peter Bell shares insights on the latest trends in NoSQL, a rapidly evolving category of database storage that covers a wide variety of solutions.

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Jelastic 1.9.2 Adds GIT, SVS, PHP 5.5, MongoDB Backup Schedule Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 20, 2013

The recently released Jelastic 1.9.2 includes support for GIT, SVS, PHP 5.5 in addition to an ability to access database servers using FTP and FTPs. It also include automatic MongoDB backup scheduling including the ability to deploy PHP projects from GIT repository.

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NoSQL Benchmark Compares Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase and MongoDB

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 12, 2013 9

A recent set of benchmarks compares Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase and MongoDB to see how they fare when it comes to insert throughput, maximum throughput, latency and behavior during a failover.

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MongoDB Gets Better Security, Text Search, Performance Improvements – What’s Next?

by Roopesh Shenoy Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 29, 2013

MongoDB 2.4 was recently released with new features such as Text Search, hash-based sharding, better geo-spatial capabilities with GeoJSON support and several performance and tooling improvements. We also discussed with 10gen about what’s next on the roadmap.

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10gen: MongoDB’s Fault Tolerance Is Not Broken

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2013 10

A Cornell University professor claims MongoDB’s fault tolerance system is “broken by design”. 10gen responds through its Technical Director, rejecting the claims.

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MoSQL: Synchronizing MongoDB and PostgreSQL Made Easy

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 06, 2013

San Francisco based Stripe has announced MoSQL, a tool for making reporting from MongoDB much easier via a live-replicating PostgreSQL database. MoSQL is based on MongoRiver, their companion product for monitoring MongoDB data updates in near-realtime.

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Simba Technologies is bringing the power of SQL to Cassandra, Hadoop, BigQuery, and MongoDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 25, 2013 1

At its heart, SQL is a domain specific language designed to allow non-professional programmers to query databases and write ad hock reports. When a company moves from a relational database to a NoSQL offering the need for ad hock reporting doesn’t go away, it just becomes harder. Simba’s ODBC drivers shift the power back into the hands of the users.

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Group By in MongoDB

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 17, 2012

In response to demands for simpler data access, MongoDB is introducing the Aggregation Framework. This library uses a declarative pipe-line notation to support features such as SQL-like group by operations without having to write custom JavaScript routines.

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.NET Framework Support for Cloud Foundry Through Open Source Contribution From Tier 3

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 13, 2011 5

Cloud service provider Tier 3 has released Iron Foundry, a .NET-friendly fork of VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service. Iron Foundry gives the sizeable number of .NET developers an open source alternative to Windows Azure and lets them participate in the increasingly popular Cloud Foundry ecosystem.

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MongoGraph Brings Semantic Web Features to MongoDB Developers

by Srini Penchikala Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 03, 2011

MongoGraph from AllegroGraph brings semantic web features to MongoDB developers. They implemented a MongoDB interface to AllegroGraph database to give Javascript programmers both joins and the semantic web capabilities. InfoQ spoke with AllegoGraph CEO Jans Aasman about this new approach and how it helps the NoSQL developers.

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VMware's CloudFoundry Service Gains Support for PostgreSQL

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2011 3

VMware is adding support for PostgreSQL to CloudFoundry, it's open source PAAS solution.

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MongoDB’s Reliability Questioned

by Jonathan Allen Follow 7 Followers on  Nov 07, 2011 7

Recently there have been two fairly high profile field reports on MongoDB that show it in a very unfavorable light. The majority of the criticism centers on a combination of performance problems and data loss.

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