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All posts by Shane Johnson, Director, Product Marketing, Couchbase

Shane K Johnson was the Director of Product Marketing at Couchbase. Prior to Couchbase, he occupied various roles in developing and evangelism with a background in Java and distributed systems. He has consulted with organizations in the financial, retail, telecommunications, and media industries to draft and implement architectures that relied on distributed systems for data and analysis.

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,...

Lambda Architecture with NoSQL

How can you analyze all data? That is to say, how can you analyze all data as of this moment? Hadoop is the de facto standard for storing and analyzing a lot of data, a lot, but how is it...

Open Source, Community, and NoSQL

I’m passionate about two things in my professional life: open source philosophy and distributed databases. I embraced open source philosophy at Red Hat. It’s a monastery for open source monks. Today, I continue to respect and admire Red Hat. I...

The Big Data / Fast Data Gap

Big Data Apache Hadoop the big data platform. It was designed to derive value from volume. It can store and process a lot of data at rest, big data. It was designed for analytics. It was not designed for velocity....

NoSQL and the Hybrid Cloud

If a NoSQL database can be deployed on-premise or it can be deployed in the cloud, why can’t it be deployed on-premise and in the cloud? It can, and it should. This article highlights a variety of hybrid cloud use...

consistent: to be, or not to be

That’s the question. This is from a client’s point of view absent a partition and / or failover. MongoDB Is data in MongoDB consistent? MongoDB executes read and write operations on the primary node, and data is consistent. However, performance...

Internet of Things (IoT), it’s not Big Data

That's right. The Internet of Things is not big data. It's continuous data. If big data is an ocean, continuous data is a tributary. And… A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Wikipedia Nor does data...

The Internet of Everything, the Pinnacle of Convergence?

Is the Internet of Everything the pinnacle of convergence? Yes. Yes it is. It’s where mobile, IoT / M2M, cloud and big data converge. Where? The smart refrigerator. Again (link). IoT / M2M The smart refrigerator generates data. It generates...

Discussion: How to Evaluate NoSQL Databases

I'm hosting a webinar with William McKnight, founder of McKnight Consulting Group and analyst for Gigaom Research, and Anil Madan, Senior Director of Engineering at PayPal. William will be discussing his new white paper, NoSQL Evaluator's Guide. Anil will be...

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...