Don Pinto's blog

April 24, 2013

Top 10 things an Ops / Sys admin must know about Couchbase

The bottom line for any sysadmin is to keep the database and in case of Couchbase, keeping the cluster up and running 24x7. With demanding app requirements, your cluster needs to be properly configured, sized and monitored. This can be quite challenging as things can fail anytime without any prior warning.

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April 19, 2013

10 Things Developers Should Know about Couchbase

As a developer, I’ve been using Couchbase Server for couple of months now and I love it. Having written several apps myself, I’ve come to learn many (but not all) of the ins-and-outs of Couchbase. To be a good Couchbase developer, it’s not just enough to know how to use the API’s - it takes a little bit more.

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March 27, 2013

Couchbase NoSQL @ Tunewiki : A billion documents and counting

TuneWiki now stores more than 1,000,000,000 documents for its service in Couchbase, proving once again the scalability and performance you get with Couchbase. Now that's a billion fewer things users need to worry about. Read this blog to learn more...

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March 21, 2013

Secondary Indexes or Full-Text Search?

 

Applications get data from Couchbase Server in different ways - they can use basic key-value operations, secondary indexes (views) or full-text search. As a developer, how do you decide whether you should use secondary indexes or full-text search for your new app feature? This blog explains the differences between secondary indexes and full-text search indexes so that you know what you should use to access data in Couchbase based on the scenario you have at hand.

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March 4, 2013

The Essential Couchbase APIs Cheat Sheet

As a developer, you might want to quickly check out the programming API’s in your favorite language and build your app.  While there is nothing that can replace reading all the API details in the Couchbase Server documentation, a refcard for the most commonly used programming languages can make your life a lot easier providing you with a quick list of the API’s when you need it.

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February 18, 2013

Compaction magic in Couchbase Server 2.0

With Couchbase’s append-only storage design, it’s impossible to corrupt data and index files as updates go only to the end of the file. There are no in-place file updates and the files are never in an inconsistent state. But writing to an ever-expanding file will eventually eat up all your diskspace.

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