Blogs

November 17, 2010

Interview with Enyim author and maintainer Attila Kisko

Today I had the pleasure of spending some time with Attila Kisko, a Membase contributor and the author and maintainer of Enyim - the Membase Client Library for .NET. On holiday in San Francisco from Budapest, Hungary, Attila came by the office for a visit. I enjoyed our conversation, and thought I’d share some of it with others who may want to know a bit about the man behind one of the most popular and widely deployed open source client libraries within the Membase user community.

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November 15, 2010

Membase Meetup, Silicon Valley Edition

This is just a quick post to say we really enjoyed last Wednesday's Membase meetup with a group of great developers right here in the heart of Silicon Valley. Thanks to everyone who came - it was an excellent discussion. We have had several requests for the slides, which are available below and on slideshare.

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November 12, 2010

Use cases are driving the divergence, and the convergence, of NoSQL solutions

This morning, Matt Aslett of The 451 blogged on The beginning of the end of NoSQL in which he highlighted the uselessness of the NoSQL category name. Good post, as usual. But this isn't new news. People have been griping about the term since the day it was coined.

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November 10, 2010

Membase Hits the Big Apple and Beantown

It’s been a busy week with our inaugural meetups in New York City and Boston.

We've enjoyed meeting Membase users, and interacting with those interested in trying out the software for the first time. The feedback on the meetups and the content has been overwhelmingly positive, with great suggestions for future gatherings. In particular, attendees liked our content on how to program with key-value stores – we’ll make sure to cover that in more depth in upcoming meetups.

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November 9, 2010

Membase for Dummies: Creating a Multi-Node Membase Cluster

Hello again and welcome to the second installment of the "Membase for Dummies" video blog series. (The first one, on Membase install and config, is available here)

In this quick (3.5 minute) video, I walk you through adding multiple nodes to your Membase cluster. There are two ways of doing this and both are demonstrated in the video below.  I then take you through the rebalancing process to make my one-node cluster a three-node cluster.

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November 2, 2010

First Ever Membase Meetup @Zynga San Francisco

Along with our Membase project co-founders at Zynga, we held our first ever Meetup at Zynga's facilities in San Francisco.

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November 1, 2010

Membase for Dummies: Getting Started in Five Minutes or Less

This is the inaugural post in my "Membase for Dummies" series. The goal of this series is to provide users with quick (5 minutes or less) tutorials on various aspects of Membase functionality.

This first entry is focused on getting your first node of Membase up and running. In this two-minute video, I walk you through the process of downloading, installing and setting up Membase.

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October 30, 2010

Running Moxi on Solaris

I have been working on getting Membase up'n'running on OpenSolaris as a side project. Most of it is already in place, but there are still some Makefile issues to sort out. I thought that while we're waiting to complete that task, I could show you how to easily run moxi as a service controlled by SMF.

I've created some scripts to make it easier for you to build and install everything, so the first we need to do is to check out (or update your clone) of my tools repository:

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October 29, 2010

SD Forum Membase Talk Slides

On Tuesday the 26th, I had the opportunity to get in front of the SD Forum Cloud Services SIG.  I talked about Membase and how it fits in to cloud services and cloud platforms from an integration standpoint.  Slides are posted on slideshare.

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October 28, 2010

How to Test Everything

[This post also appears on Dustin's github blog].

I recently had a Membase user point out a sequence of operations that led to an undesirable state. I’ve got a lot of really good engine tests I’ve written, but not this case:

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