Category: Application Design

Get a Bigger Picture with N1QL Window Functions and CTE

Whether it is a personal need to understand your spending pattern from looking at the bank transactions, or seeking to improve the sales performance in your organization by looking at the sales activities, the real insights are only visible with...

/ March 12, 2019

Couchbase beats MongoDB™ with greater flexibility and stronger availability for geo-distributed applications

Today’s businesses compete in a digital economy where downtime can be deadly. But keeping data highly available is never as simple as backing up one database to be an up-to-the-second copy of another. Instead, modern databases have to function in...

N1QL query with Self Referencing Hierarchy

A data construct that often appears in business application is the hierarchical data structure. Hierarchy captures the parent-child relationship often between the same object. For instance a company structure captures the reporting line between employees. Business organization captures the relationship...

/ February 17, 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

Meeting data protection needs for Couchbase Data Platform

In the world where data is the currency, backup & recovery for a database is as essential as any other defining parameter such as consistency or performance because the customers cannot afford data loss under any circumstance. Couchbase offers a...

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’...

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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

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