Specialized graph databases such as Neo4J specialize in traversing graphs of relationships – such as those you might find in a social network. Many non-graph databases have been incorporating Graph Compute Engines to perform similar tasks. In the MongoDB 3.3 release, we now have the ability to perform simple graph traversal using the $graphLookup aggregation framework function. This will become a production feature in the 3.4 release.
The new feature (more...)
More specifically do we still need to worry about data modeling in the NoSQL, Hadoop, Big Data, Data Lake, world? This keeps coming up. Today it was via email after a presentation I gave last week. This time the query was about the place of data modeling tools in this new world order. Bottom line: […]
Oracle NoSQL Database has been regularly featured at the conferences of the Northern California Oracle Users Group. But, at its most recent conference, the Northern California Oracle Users Group dared to play outside the Oracle sandbox with a whole day NoSQL workshop featuring three Oracle competitors: MongoDB, Couchbase, and Cassandra.(read more
On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 I had the pleasure to join Arun Gupta (Couchbase), Mano Marks (Docker) and Shane Johnson (Couchbase) for a great webinar with ADTMag. You can watch the complete replay for free after registration
. This blog highlights some of the most prominent findings and provides a brief writeup.
After a short introduction of the main business drivers behind the new architectures and the panel by Arun Gupta, it was time for Mano Marks (more...)
The important thing to understand is the data does not change just because it is managed differently. If the data does not change, then the entities and the relationships contained in the data cannot change either. The entities and the relationships between them have not changed since the dawn of time. They were the same in the days of network database management systems which came before relational database management systems, they stayed the same when (more...)
Oracle Corporation openly admits that NoSQL database management systems have the performance advantage over relational database management systems “when data access is ‘simple’ in nature and application demands exceed the volume or latency capability of traditional data management solutions.” Database professionals should therefore look seriously at NoSQL technology.(read more
Guys, AIOUG is back again with OTN Yathra’ 2016. It is a series of technology evangelist events organized by All India Oracle Users Group in six cities touring across the length and breadth of the country. It was my extreme pleasure to be the part of it in 2015 and I’m pleased to announce that … Continue reading
Amazon had the first word on NoSQL but the creator of relational theory, Dr. E. F. Codd, gets the last word.(read more
The company that is most responsible for NoSQL is not Amazon but Oracle Corporation.(read more
Oracle has a complete family of data management products that solve all use cases.(read more
My latest book Next Generation Databases is now available to purchase! You can buy it from Amazon here, or directly from Apress here. The e-book versions are not quite ready but if you prefer the print version you’re good to go.
I wrote this book as an attempt to share what I’ve learned about non-relational databases in the last decade and position these in the context of the relational database landscape that (more...)
When I find myself making the same observation fairly frequently, that’s a good impetus to write a post based on it. And so this post is based on the thought that there are many analogies between:
- Oracle and the Oracle DBMS.
- IBM and the IBM mainframe.
And when you look at things that way, Oracle seems to be swimming against the tide.
Drilling down, there are basically three things that can seriously threaten Oracle’s market (more...)
Mike Stonebraker and Larry Ellison have numerous things in common. If nothing else:
- They’re both titanic figures in the database industry.
- They both gave me testimonials on the home page of my business website.
- They both have been known to use the present tense when the future tense would be more accurate.
I mention the latter because there’s a new edition of Readings in Database Systems, aka the Red Book, available online, courtesy of (more...)
I last wrote about Couchbase in November, 2012, around the time of Couchbase 2.0. One of the many new features I mentioned then was secondary indexing. Ravi Mayuram just checked in to tell me about Couchbase 4.0. One of the important new features he mentioned was what I think he said was Couchbase’s “first version” of secondary indexing. Obviously, I’m confused.
Now that you’re duly warned, let me remind you of aspects of (more...)
Once of the concepts I found difficult initially when looking at non-relational systems is the concept of the vector clock. Some databases – like Cassandra - use timestamps to work out which is the “latest” transaction. If there are two conflicting modifications to a column value, the one with the highest timestamp will be considered the most recent and the most correct.
Other Dynamo systems use a more complex mechanism known as a (more...)
Couchbase recently announced Non-first Normal Form Query Language (N1QL) – pronounced “Nickel” – a virtually complete SQL language implementation for use with document databases, and implemented within the Couchbase server 4.0.
I recently took a quick look.
Most of the examples use the sample films documents shown below (this is the same sample data we created for MongoDB in this post):
N1QL allows us to perform basic queries to retrieve selected documents (more...)
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Last week at the Paris MUG, I had a quick chat about security and MongoDB, and I have decided to create this post that explains how to configure out of the box security available in MongoDB.
You can find all information about MongoDB Security in following documentation chapter:
In this post, I won't go into the detail about
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Few days ago I have posted a joke on Twitter
Moving my Java from Couchbase to MongoDB pic.twitter.com/Wnn3pXfMGi
— Tugdual Grall (@tgrall) January 26, 2015
So I decided to move it from a simple picture to a real project. Let’s look at the two phases of this so called project:
Moving the data from Couchbase to MongoDB
Updating the application code to use
I’m taking a few weeks defocused from work, as a kind of grandpaternity leave. That said, the venue for my Dances of Infant Calming is a small-but-nice apartment in San Francisco, so a certain amount of thinking about tech industries is inevitable. I even found time last Tuesday to meet or speak with my clients at WibiData, MemSQL, Cloudera, Citus Data, and MongoDB. And thus:
1. I’ve been sloppy in my terminology around “geo-distribution”, in (more...)