All posts by Doug Laird, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer

Facebook Game of Year, Powered by NoSQL

Cookie Jam by Social Gaming Network (SGN) is Facebook’s Game of the Year. There is a sweet spot at the intersection of social, mobile, and gaming. It’s an opportunity to leverage instant hyper growth to create and maintain long-term success,...

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...

The NoSQL Cage Match: Round 2

Architecture matters. A lot. Thumbtack Technology today reported results from its latest benchmark comparison of MongoDB, Cassandra DataStax, and Couchbase Server. Couchbase crushed the competition: 1.71M operations per second with sub-millisecond latency on read-heavy workloads, compared to just 227K for...

When Big Data is Slow

The key to being successful in big data initiatives is being able to manage the speed, scale and structure at sub-millisecond speed. Big Data is a big term. It encompasses concepts about data types, dozens of different technologies to manage...