performance

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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March 6, 2014

Often Overlooked Linux OS Tweaks

There are two simple linux OS level settings that people seem to be overlooking setting correctly on their production systems I have seen. These are documented elsewhere, but they keep coming up and seems like they need some quick review here. It is not like these are some super secret setting or magic bullet performance fixing items necessarily, but they are things that in a production Couchbase DB should be set correctly as below and incorporated into whatever system/process you use to bootstrap the nodes you use for Couchbase.

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July 25, 2013

Caching queries in Couchbase for high performance

Starting from version 2.0, Couchbase server offers a powerful way of creating indexes for JSON documents through the concept of views.

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March 22, 2013

Performance Oriented Architecture

"How should I access my data?" is often asked by developers as they contemplate a storage solution. To answer that question one first needs to understand the application under consideration. Who are the most important users, and which use cases need to be fast—that is, what actions does the user take a lot? What is the hot path?

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