Competitive

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 25, 2014

The Database Cage Match: Redux

Within every market, a leader emerges.

In the 90s, the database market was represented by fierce competition between Sybase, Informix and Oracle. Oracle emerged as the leader. It was a well engineered database, a high performance database, and a general purpose database. It became the enterprise database. It was a relational world.

That was twenty years ago. That was before the rise of social, mobile and big data.

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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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March 5, 2014

Topology: The Architecture of Distributed Systems

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge the architecture of a distributed system by its topology.

If two distributed systems are equally effective, is the one with the simpler topology the one with the better architecture? This article compares the architecture of two document databases and two wide column stores by looking at their topologies.

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September 19, 2013

Ruby on Rails and Couchbase-Model for a Social Application!

Also using HAML, SASS, Bootstrap, And Twitter OmniAuth...

Before we start – Here’s the GitHub code for this App…

We recently had our 3rd Couchbase San Francisco conference which, by the way,  was a great success and a fantastic day / night.  At the conference, I gave an 80-minute session based on the very sample application we are going to be building today.  The purpose of my talk was to show how we can model JSON documents within Couchbase and utilise the full Map/Reduce capabilities to build an application end-to-end.

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