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Keshav Murthy is a Vice President at Couchbase R&D. Previously, he was at MapR, IBM, Informix, Sybase, with more than 20 years of experience in database design & development. He lead the SQL and NoSQL R&D team at IBM Informix. He has received two President's Club awards at Couchbase, two Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards at IBM. Keshav has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mysore, India, holds ten US patents and has three US patents pending.

Search & Rescue: 7 Reasons N1QL (SQL) developers use Search

People don’t want a four key index.  They need a four-ms response. Ted Levitt Application development is demanding. Each application is trying to progress on behalf of the customer — searching for the right product or the right form, ordering,...

/ April 22, 2019

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of SQL

Two score and five years ago two young IBM researchers brought forth on databases, a new language, conceived in relational, dedicated to the proposition that data can be manipulated declaratively and easily.   In the years since Don Chamberlin and Ramond...

/ April 2, 2019

N1QL: To Query or To Analyze?

Note: This recommendation note was written in collaboration with Till Westmann and Mike Carey, who lead the Couchbase analytics R&D. [Part 2 of this article by Even Pease is at:] Couchbase’s Query and Analytics Services both support N1QL (SQL...

/ January 24, 2019

Searching JSON: compare text search in Couchbase and MongoDB.

“Apps without search is like Google homepage without the search bar.” It’s hard to design an app without a good search.  These days, it’s also hard to find a database without a built-in search. MySQL to NoSQL, Sybase to Couchbase,...

/ December 21, 2018

JSON to Insights: Nobel Prize Winners dataset.

Nobel prizes are announced over a week in October and the award ceremony is today, December 10th (“It’s already tomorrow in Australia”). There is an interesting story of the how C. V. Raman (of Raman effect) booked his ticket to...

/ December 9, 2018

JSON to Insights: Analyzing US healthcare Data.

“Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” This isn’t a dataset made with a bed of roses or manicured green grass. A bit more serious. Let’s see if we can quickly learn anything here. The dataset is the following. “name”...

/ December 7, 2018

JSON to Insights: Fast and Easy

Co-author:  Sitaram Vemulapalli, Principal Engineer, Couchbase R&D. “The answer my friend is hiding in JSON” – Bob Dylan There are a lot of public JSON datasets and then is awesome JSON datasets. Every company, including yours, has stored a lot of...

/ December 1, 2018
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On Par with Window Functions.

  Use golf analogy when explaining to executives. Use a car analogy for all others.  — Confucius. The purpose of window functions is to translate the business reporting requirements declaratively and effectively to SQL so query performance and developer/business-analyst efficiency...

/ November 22, 2018
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It’s the Workload, Stupid!

As an application architect, eventually, you’d have to choose the database or database as a service (DBaaS) to power your newest application or a micro-service. Selecting one of the databases among relational databases was easier.  The use cases were roughly...

/ November 14, 2018
Eventing Life Cycle 5.5

Using N1QL with Couchbase Eventing Functions.

Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. — Winston Churchill Updating data is usually not the end, but usually a progress of a...

/ October 20, 2018