Tag Archives: NoSQL

Losing Rows

There has been a lot of hype in the last 3-4 years around NoSQL databases. Note that NoSQL isn’t Not SQL, but rather Not Only SQL, implying that the SQL language still has a place here. In fact, a number … Continue reading

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How Much Eventual Consistency Do You Have?

There’s a never ending debate about NoSQL v RDBMS systems that seems to polarize the people that prefer one technology over the other. In fact, it seems that every time I talk to someone that dislikes NoSQL technology in general, … Continue reading

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NoSQL Complaints

I think that NoSQL databases are a really interesting set of technologies, however they aren’t necessarily a panacea for many problems, including scalability. There are likely some problem domains where a particular NoSQL technology might work better than an RDBMS, … Continue reading

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Relational By Default

I’ve read a few pieces from Vladimir Khorikov and I tend to like the thoughtful way in which he approaches building software. When I saw a link to his SQL v NoSQL databases, I was intrigued to see what his thoughts would … Continue reading

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NoSQL Inside SQL Server

There has been quite a debate the last few years between using NoSQL and SQL Server as data stores for different applications. We’ve seen a great deal of interest from developers in document stores as the data structures are closer … Continue reading

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Pre-built or Ad Hoc

One of the advantages of NoSQL databases id that the schema and organization of data is very flexible. The various types of databases usually allow the schema or organization of data to vary across entries. I hesitate to call them … Continue reading

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You Better Learn to Work at Scale

Early in my career, I worked on a large Novell Netware installation. We bought a server that was about 1/4 the size of a modern rack, which contained a number of blade slots each holding some type of hardware: CPUs, disk adapters, … Continue reading

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No Handwaving Away the DBA

There’s a great quote I read, at the end of this article. It says: “…if you think that switching to NoSQL will just let you hand-wave away all of the challenges of running a database, you are terribly misguided.” The context … Continue reading

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Moving from NoSQL to an RDBMS

I saw this link about a company that moved (Goodbye, CouchDB) from a NoSQL database (CouchDB) to a relational one (MySQL) because of some problems they experienced. Sauce Labs provides testing services in the cloud for developers using the Selenium … Continue reading

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NoSQL is Not the Answer

There’s a lot of talk and press around NoSQL databases, which are a class of systems that are different from relational databases (RDBMS). Most of us are familiar with the competitive RDBMS’s to SQL Server; systems like Oracle, DB/2, MySQL, … Continue reading

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