Shane Johnson's blog

August 27, 2014

DevOps Webinar: Provisioning NoSQL to Cloud Infrastructure with Apache Brooklyn

Alex Heneveld, CTO Cloudsoft, will be introduce Apache Brooklyn (link) and demonstrate how to deploy Couchbase Server to Amazon Web Services with Cloudsoft Application Management Platform (AMP), a commerically supported distribution of Apache Brooklyn.

What is Apache Brooklyn?

Brooklyn is a framework for modeling, monitoring, and managing applications through autonomic blueprints.

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June 27, 2014

Couchbase Blueprints in Apache Brooklyn

This is a guest post by our friends at Cloudsoft (link) on the Apache Brooklyn project (link). We're excited to be collaborating with Cloudsoft. The cloud is the new operating system, and projects like Apache Brooklyn enable the enterprise to be more efficient. What if you could deploy a dozen instances of Couchbase Server to Amazon Web Services with the click of a button?


Couchbase blueprints are now available in Apache Brooklyn!

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June 25, 2014

MongoDB and DataStax, In the Rearview Mirror

Thumbtack published an excellent blog post today (link). It highlights the preliminary results of performance tests executed with Couchbase Server, MongoDB and DataStax Enterprise (Apache Cassandra). The final results will be included in a benchmark report. Thumbtack consulted with Couchbase, MongoDB and DataStax to ensure the databases were configured for optimal performance based on both the workload and the hardware. The result?

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June 19, 2014

DataStax FUD

This is not the first time I've addressed FUD (link). However, it is the first time I've addressed FUD directed at Couchbase and that's a great thing. After all, I know what happens next.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Gandhi

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June 12, 2014

Discussion: How to Evaluate NoSQL Databases

I'm hosting a webinar with William McKnight, founder of McKnight Consulting Group and analyst for Gigaom Research, and Anil Madan, Senior Director of Engineering at PayPal. William will be discussing his new white paper, NoSQL Evaluator's Guide. Anil will be discussing how PayPal leverages NoSQL.

NoSQL Evaluator's Guide presents a framework for evaluating NoSQL databases for the enterprise. It begins with an overview of NoSQL technology, features and models, and concludes with evaluation criteria. William will present this evaluation guide.

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June 11, 2014

The Internet of Everything, the Pinnacle of Convergence?

Is the Internet of Everything the pinnacle of convergence? Yes. Yes it is.

It's where mobile, IoT / M2M, cloud and big data converge.

Where? The smart refrigerator. Again (link).

IoT / M2M

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June 2, 2014

The Internet of Things, it's not Big Data

That's right. The Internet of Things is not big data. It's continuous data. If big data is an ocean, continuous data is a tributary. And...

A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Wikipedia

Nor does data flow directly into a big data platform. A big data platform is volume. It's not velocity, and it's not variety. It flows directly into a stream processor and / or database, relational or NoSQL, before it flows into a big data platform.

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May 12, 2014

consistent: to be, or not to be

That's the question.

This is from a client's point of view absent a partition and / or failover.

MongoDB

Is data in MongoDB consistent?

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May 1, 2014

MongoDB + Big Data, Almost There

When it comes to big data, MongoDB is almost there. It's a start, and that's a good thing.

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Background

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April 9, 2014

Modern Big Data > Hadoop

That's right. A modern big data solution requires more than Hadoop. Welcome to the data, it's all big and fast.

Welcome to Big Data Central

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I'm excited to announce that Big Data Central is live!

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