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The Best of the Week (Feb. 28): NoSQL Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone (Feb. 28 to Mar. 6). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. When to Use MongoDB Rather than MySQL (or Other RDBMS): The Billing Example

NoSQL has been a hot buzz in the air for a pretty long time (well, it's not only a buzz anymore), and MongoDB has been a major player. However, when should we really use it?

2. From MySQL to Cassandra: How to Deal with Application-Level Failure Scenarios

Moving from MySQL to Cassandra can be beneficial for a number of reasons, particularly when it comes to spreading out failure scenarios. However, there are still challenges to be faced. According to this recent blog post on the transition, the Rackspace team encountered a number of hiccups in the process.

3. Find Bugs in MongoDB's New Release and Win Some Prizes

In the timeless words of a great man: "It's a bughunt." Last week, the MongoDB team released MongoDB 2.6.0-rc0, and they're running a contest to find bugs. Bug "quality" is judged on severity, impact, and prevalence, and as long as you get your bug reports in by March 4th, you'll be up for some prizes.

4. On Replication Strategies, or the Return of the Long Article

The author has been thinking about this quite a lot in the past few days. He is trying to see if there is a common solution to replication in general that we can utilize across a number of solutions. If we can do that, we can provide much better feature set for a wide variety of scenarios.

5. Neo4j: Creating Nodes and Relationships From a List of Maps

Last week Alistair and the author were porting some Neo4j cypher queries from 1.8 to 2.0, and one of the queries they had to change was an interesting one that created a bunch of relationships from a list/array of maps.

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