Category: Application Design

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

Understanding Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR) – Part 1

If you have any familiarity with Couchbase, you definitely know XDCR. If you use Couchbase for any of your applications, you are very likely using XDCR. I wouldn’t be wrong if I said, XDCR is indeed one of our customers’...

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

It’s the workload, stupid!

As an application architect, eventually, you’d to choose the database or database service to power your newest application or a micro-service. Selecting one of the databases among relational databases was easier.  The use cases were roughly divided into OLTP and...

/ November 14, 2018

YCSB-JSON: Implementation for Couchbase and MongoDB

YCSB is a great benchmarking tool built to be easily extended by any driver which supports and implements basic operations like: insert, read, update, delete and scan. Plain synthetic data introduced by YCSB fits this paradigm perfectly. But when it comes...

/ October 6, 2018
React Native with Couchbase Lite

Tutorial on Using Couchbase Lite for data storage in React Native Apps

Couchbase Lite is an embedded NoSQL database for iOS, Android and .Net platforms. The framework’s API supports native platform bindings for Android (Java), iOS (Swift, ObjC) and UWP/Xamarin (csharp). This implies that if you are building a React Native app...

YCSB-JSON: Benchmarking JSON databases by extending YCSB

Bruce Lindsay once said, “There are three things important in the database world: Performance, Performance, and Performance”.  Most enterprise architects know, as we progress in database features and architectures, it’s important to measure performance in an open way so they can compare...

/ September 10, 2018
Analytics Example

The Couchbase Data Platform in Action: Analytics

Contents What is CBAS and how does it compare to “standard” Couchbase? Example Data and Configuration Code and Queries Web Client Web Server and Queries Querying with SQL++ Query Optimization Query Results and REST Response Conclusion Postscript With the release...

Create a GraphQL Powered API with PHP and NoSQL

If you’ve been keeping up, you’ll know that I’ve been writing a sort-of mega series around developing with GraphQL and Couchbase. In past tutorials we’ve explored how to use GraphQL with Java, how to use GraphQL with Node.js, and how...

Developing a Typeahead with Couchbase, Node.js, and Full Text Search

Over the past year or so I’ve written a variety of tutorials around the full text search (FTS) service of Couchbase, most of which being specific examples of how to do something with one of the SDKs and never really...