Category: Data Modeling

.NET Core List, Queue, and Dictionary Data Structures backed by Couchbase

The addition of the sub-document API to Couchbase 4.5 has paved the way for efficient data structure support in Couchbase. In this blog post, I’m going to show a demo of three types of data structures you can use with...

February 2, 2017

Using cbimport to import Wikibase data to JSON documents

I’m busy working on some SQL Server to Couchbase Server blog posts, but in the meantime, I’d thought I’d leave you a little chestnut of JSON goodness for the Christmas weekend. Wikibase has a huge database of information. All kinds...

December 22, 2016

Moving from MongoDB to Couchbase server (revisited)

Note: this blog post is a revist of Matthew Revell’s Moving from MongoDB to Couchbase Server This is a developer-focused guide to moving your application’s data store from MongoDB to Couchbase Server. If you’re interested in migrating from a relational...

ELT processing with Couchbase and N1QL

Moving data between data sources. This is one of the key activities in data integration projects. Traditionally, techniques around data movement has been part of Data Warehouse, BI and analytics. More recently Big Data, Data Lakes, Hadoop, are frequent players...

Using Couchbase to Store Non-JSON Data

I believe most of the power of Couchbase Server comes when you use it as a document database to store JSON documents. You get to use N1QL, for instance! However, there are some times when you need Couchbase to store...

October 7, 2016

SQL for JSON and Full Stack Development – August 2016, Tulsa Tech Fest (Videos)

I was a speaker at the Tulsa Tech Fest on August 5th, 2016. I had a great time, met a lot of new people, and talked a lot about Couchbase. It’s rare for me to go to a conference or...

September 1, 2016

Model Your Relational Database Data as NoSQL Document Data

When I’m presenting at events, I often get questions around data modeling.  It is common to interact with developers that work with relational databases, but are very interested in a NoSQL database.  I, for example, started my database career with...

Couchbase Server 4.5’s new Sub-Document API

Introduction Couchbase Server 4.5 has just been released, so let's try it out! A complete overview of all the great new features can be found here. This article will highlight the new Sub-Document API feature. What's a sub-document? The following document...

Couchbase with Windows and .NET – Part 4 – Linq2Couchbase

Part 1 covered how to install and setup Couchbase on Windows Part 2 covered some Couchbase lingo that you’ll need to know Part 3 showed the very simplest example of using Couchbase in ASP.NET In this blog post, I’m going...

May 18, 2016

Exploring Couchbase and N1QL through Touchbase using Node.js and Angular.js – Part 5: Graphing User Data

Part 5: Graphing Necessary Materials: Node.js Express Chart.js Node Modules Used: tc-angular-chartjs body-parser moment.js Summary: To maintain a social network, and improve the experience for an end-user, it’s important to keep track of information about these users and their usage...

April 3, 2016

Document Database Granularity Level for the Relational Minded in 2 Minutes

When we explain what is NoSQL, and how Couchbase fits in that picture, we usually get questions about Relational Databases, and we can't avoid comparing the two. While their architecture are quite different, we can find some similarities in concepts....

Moving from Oracle to Couchbase

Oracle was the first database I developed with, so I know that thinking about switching to something like NoSQL and leaving behind the relational model can seem like a scary thing. The thing is, it really wasn’t scary when I...