Shane Johnson | Couchbase Blog

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.

Couchbase Blueprints in Apache Brooklyn

This is a guest post by our friends at Cloudsoft (link) on the Apache Brooklyn project (link). We’re excited to be collaborating with Cloudsoft. The cloud is the new operating system, and projects like Apache Brooklyn enable the enterprise to...

DevOps Webinar: Provisioning NoSQL to Cloud Infrastructure with Apache Brooklyn

Alex Heneveld, CTO Cloudsoft, will be introduce Apache Brooklyn (link) and demonstrate how to deploy Couchbase Server to Amazon Web Services with Cloudsoft Application Management Platform (AMP), a commerically supported distribution of Apache Brooklyn. What is Apache Brooklyn? Brooklyn is...

Dissecting the NoSQL Benchmark

Let's dissect the Fall 2014 NoSQL Benchmark. Apache Cassandra / DataStax Enterprise. MongoDB. Couchbase Server. Go. Hardware   Server (8) Client (32) Processor Intel Xeon E5-2620 V2 (2) Intel Core i5-4440 Memory 64GB 8GB Storage (Data) 100GB SATA 6Gb/s SSD...

Distributed Databases and Replication Design

One of the most important elements of distributed database architecture is replication. In fact, it defines the database architecture. It determines whether or not the data is consistent / available. Master / Slave Writes are executed on master nodes, replicated...

Interview with the Ghost of MongoDB Scalability

Are you looking for my interview with the Ghost of MongoDB Scalability? Well, I moved it to my personal blog because it is, after all, a fictitious interview 😉 Read the interview here. Enjoy!

Modern Big Data > Hadoop

That’s right. A modern big data solution requires more than Hadoop. Welcome to the data, it’s all big and fast. Welcome to Big Data Central Discuss on Hacker News Discuss on Reddit I’m excited to announce that Big Data Central...

MongoDB and Apache Cassandra / DataStax, where art thou?

Today, Thumbtack Technology published a blog post highlighting the final results of the NoSQL benchmark (link). In June, the databases were benchmarked on 4 physical servers. I could see MongoDB and DataStax in the rearview mirror (link). Then, the databases...

MongoDB and Scale Out? No, says MongoHQ

You may have heard that MongoDB has issues with scaling out. You may have heard that Viber is replacing MongoDB with Couchbase Server. Have you heard that MongoHQ has to scale up? I agree with MongoHQ on one thing. It’s...

MongoDB + Big Data, Almost There

When it comes to big data, MongoDB is almost there. It’s a start, and that’s a good thing. Discuss on Hacker News Discuss on Reddit Background I joined Couchbase in December of 2013. However, I’ve been passionate about big data...

Topology: The Architecture of Distributed Systems

You can’t judge a book by its cover, but you can judge the architecture of a distributed system by its topology. If two distributed systems are equally effective, is the one with the simpler topology the one with the better...