This first screencast (of really great quality and usefulness, I might add) will cover creating tables in DynamoDB and populating them with data.
Looks like the committers for the Apache HBase project agreed with my assesment of a recent InformationWeek article pitting representatives from the HBase project and the Cassandra project against each other in a copy-pasted-argument style debate.
Along with an incremental new release, Datomic also has a new use case that one blogger has found. He used it to build an application called "torch."
If you use MongoDB and you haven't heard of Genghis, you may want to check it out. It might not be very long before Genghis conquers most of the MongoDB installations in the world.
The AWS Mobile Development blog features a new four-part series on using the AWS Mobile SDKs with DynamoDB. I like the pairs of Android and iOS code snippets for each example. Here are the links and titles for three of the four tutorials.
The four NoSQL stores that were benchmarked were Couchbase, Redis, MemCached and RavenDb. Who came out on top?
The RedisToGo blog has a comprehensive tutorial for adding interval sets in a Redis deployment. Redis gets a lot of benefits from not having the bloat of a plugin system, but it means that processes like the one in this tutorial are required in some cases.
Amazon DynamoDB and other cloud-based NoSQL stores might want to take a look at the competitive new features that Riak Cloud Storage is offering in version 1.4, which was released this week.
One of the more performant clients for using Scala and the Redis NoSQL database is "rediscala," which has been quite active on GitHub this month. It is reactive, typesafe, and non-blocking.
Shiv Kumar Ganesh believes Redis can help us by being the ultimate session store with really low latency. Check out the architecture he diagrammed and its explanation.
The author goes on a quest for a way to get the data out of the InMap, and into Neo4j. Something that you might expect to take days or weeks - but from the first google search to publishing this post was literally just 2-3 hours of work. It’s dead easy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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).
Neo4j was implemented to power Postcards, the new interest graph enabled product from popular social publishing platform Squidoo.
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.
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.
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.
The 10gen blog announced the release of Mongo-Hadoop 1.1 in a post that recaps the project's progress so far.
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.
Get the details on the upcoming NuoDB 1.2 release, follow below. No window dressing, just the facts, so read on...
Learn how Riak and fluentd make a powerful combination for log collection and querying. The fluent-plugin-riak library makes it all possible.