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Trisha Gee08/14/13
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The MongoDB Java Driver 3.0

You may have heard that the JVM team at 10gen is working on a 3.0 version of the Java driver. It's a bigger project than it might seem. Here are some of the really great features that the team is working on to make MongoDB and absolute joy to use with Java.

Mitch Pronschinske08/14/13
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Why Neo4j is Reducing Emphasis on the REST API and Putting More on Cypher

An in-depth discussion has been going on over at the neo4j google group discussing the merits and issues related to the explicit node identity of the REST API versus Cypher access.

Mitch Pronschinske08/14/13
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Riak Doesn't Shy Away From Comparisons

The NoSQL data store Riak does an interesting thing in its documentation. It features technical comparisons to seven different well-known NoSQL databases. It's pretty transparent and refreshing if you ask me.

Mitch Pronschinske08/14/13
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Neo4j and Object Finding

It's much easier it is to find the the child and parent paths of an object when you transfer your data into neo4j and use the Cypher query language.

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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The HuffPost Moves to MongoDB, Scala, Play and Angular

Big news from probably one of the biggest news sites out there. The Huffington Post is abandoning its PHP/MySQL stack in favor of newer technologies. One of them was MongoDB. Here's what the author of the post had to say...

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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A Gremlin Without a Cause: TinkerPop 2.4.0 Released

MVB Marko Rodriguez recently announced the release of TinkerPop 2.4, which is a bunch of graph database frameworks, algorithm packages, servers, and more. This release was dubbed "Gremlin Without a Cause," and you can see the logo to go with it below (it's the Gremlin logo dressed like James Dean).

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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Neo4j at Squidoo and Glassdoor

Neo4j was implemented to power Postcards, the new interest graph enabled product from popular social publishing platform Squidoo.

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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Data Modeling for Low Cost and High Performance With DynamoDB

Efficient schema design reduces cost and eliminates barriers to scalability. This requires a different approach to data modeling, with a focus on optimizing for usage patterns rather than merely describing objects.

Chris Chang08/12/13
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Mining Twitter Data and Stashing it in MongoDB

Twitter-Harvest is a Python script that utilizes the Twitter REST API v1.1 to retrieve tweets from a user’s timeline and insert them into a MongoDB database. It takes care of the nitty gritty and allows you to explore what makes MongoDB great.

Andreas Kollegger08/12/13
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Neo4j 2.0 Reaches M4

Previously it was considered good practice to wrap read operations inside a transaction. The 2.0.0-M04 release makes this recommendation mandatory. Cypher got its fair share of changes too.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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MongoDB Hadoop Adapter Reaches 1.1

The 10gen blog announced the release of Mongo-Hadoop 1.1 in a post that recaps the project's progress so far.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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DDD, Rails, and MongoDB

DDD isn't well known in Ruby developer circles. Don't discount it. DDD could be a boon to the Ruby community if it gained momentum. See how this sample Ruby on Rails/MongoDB app was built using DDD techniques.

Paul Lothridge08/12/13
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NuoDB 1.2 Sneak Preview

Get the details on the upcoming NuoDB 1.2 release, follow below. No window dressing, just the facts, so read on...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/13
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Casual Log Collection and Querying with fluent-plugin-riak

Learn how Riak and fluentd make a powerful combination for log collection and querying. The fluent-plugin-riak library makes it all possible.

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/13
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Why 10gen is Awesome for Offering Online Training

I recently discovered that 10gen, in their quest for MongoDB dominance, has made a brilliant move. They offer free online courses, just like you would find on Coursera.org or Udacity! I haven't yet found another open source-focused vendor that has something like this.

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/13
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Data Types: An Aspect of the Schema, Not the Schema Itself

The post "Data Types != Schema" is a really interesting post that provides a clear fundamental look at how we define databases, data types, and schema within the context of the fairly unique NoSQL database, HBase.

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/13
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An Improved Redis-Benchmark

Redis inventor Salvatore Sanfilippo posted to the Redis google group recently about some changes to the redis-benchmark utility. The tool is, as you would expect, for testing and load simulation.

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/13
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Graph Database Schemas with OrientDB

OrientDB is a Graph Database "on steroids" because it supports concepts taken from both the Document Database and Object-Oriented worlds. So if that sounds intriguing to you, you should check out this introductory series to OrientDB and using graph schema with it.

Mitch Pronschinske08/09/13
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Neo4j and Granny's Address Book

Andrew Oliver, a regular author over at InfoWorld and occasionally at DZone too, has been using a CRUD application for testing a variety of cutting edge technologies. It's called "Grandma's Address Book," and this week he tried building it with the Neo4j graph database.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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HBase vs. Cassandra

There was an interesting semi-debate style article that focused on the two most popular wide-column NoSQL stores, HBase and Cassandra.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Spring Data Updates Coming

The "Babbage" bundle of releases for Spring Data projects is now in the RC1 stage. The developers expect a GA release around the SpringOne conference this year.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Proposal to Improve Riak's Security

Basho developer Andrew Thompson recently posted a proposal on GitHub to rally the community for an upcoming push to add major security features. The post is initially polling for some opinions on Basho's plan to create PostgreSQL-like security features.

Mitch Pronschinske08/08/13
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Yokozuna: Distributed Search You Don't Think About

What happens when the index is too big to fit on a single node? What happens when replication is needed for availability? How do you give correct answers when the index is partitioned across several nodes? These are the problems of distributed search.

Istvan Szegedi08/07/13
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NewSQL at Cloud Scale – Spring, Hibernate and Amazon Web Services with NuoDB

In this post, the author will demonstrate Spring and Hibernate with NuoDB at cloud scale using AWS capabilities (AWS EC2 and CloudFormation).

Mitch Pronschinske08/07/13
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OrientDB Version 1.5 Released

OrientDB recently hit version 1.5. The open source, document graph database adds new features such as a new paginated local storage engine, a new and more performant Hash Index type, fetch plan support in SQL, and more.