MetaModel - an Apache Incubator project – is a Java library used to browse, query and update various types of data stores including traditional SQL databases, unusual stores such as CSV or Excel, or the more modern NoSQL stores in a uniform and programmatic way.
Stefan Edlich, Senior Lecturer at Beuth HS of Technology Berlin, Germany, reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, the standards or their lack of, the current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay.
While relational databases have been used for decades to store data, and they still represent a viable solution for many use cases, NoSQL is being chosen today especially for scalability and performance reasons. This article contains an interview with Dipti Borkar, Director of Product Management at Couchbase, on the challenges, benefits and the process of migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL.
We explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code. 2
In this article, author Eric Brewer discusses how designers can optimize consistency and availability by explicitly handling partitions to get the best of CAP theorem properties. 9
Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.
Roopesh Shenoy demonstrates building a PostgreSql provider for the Microsoft Sync Framework. 7
Scout is an extensible server and application monitoring service which focuses upon ease of installation and configuration.
Grzegorz Gogolowicz and Trent Swanson discuss how to work SQL Server Reporting Services and overlay data on report forms. 3
Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1
Leading persistence solution architects their views on the current state of the union in persistence in the Java community. 2
InfoQ has reviewed William Vaughn's Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server. Also included is a sample chapter.