Rather than the best of the week this week, let's see the most popular articles NoSQL had to offer in 2013. The year's best include 5 things for Java developers to consider, an aptly-titled critique of blogs that attack popular tech simply for the sake of the clicks, Martin Fowler's introduction to NoSQL, and much more.
The following problem illustrates how the smallest changes to a problem can have large consequences. As explained at the end of the post, this problem is a little artificial, but it illustrates difficulties that come up in realistic problems.
There isn’t too much information about using MongoDB with SSL connections out there. If you are using MongoDB on a public network, all the data you transmit from the database to your application is completely unencrypted. Luckily however, MongoDB offers the option to be compiled with SSL support.
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone. This week's best include a discussion of the relationship between relational databases and their predecessors, thoughts about compression and storage in LevelDB and LMDB, and an argument that SQL is the new NoNoSQL.
In the author's previous post, he demonstrated how fast you can insert 50 million time-event entries with MongoDB. In this article, you will learn how to make use of all that data to fuel aggregation tests.
Traditionally we aggregate our data into summary statistics like averages or percentiles. In order to truly understand our systems, we need to know when and how to sidestep those abstractions, to get deep, detailed performance insight.
This article looks at the recent mud-slinging (if you can call it that) going on between Hortonworks and Cloudera. It's got to be good news for Hadoop, at least, and it highlights the widespread influence of the open-source Big Data framework.
As the demands on the applications we write shifts, the technologies we use start to make it harder to meet them, and pretty soon we feel like we are always working against the technologies that are supposed to be helping us.