How quickly we forget what the dark ages of RDBMS was like. Researching NoSQL solutions is not much different than researching RDBMS software in the mid-90s. Each solution had their problems, some of them severe, and most of the problems would be fixed within a few short release cycles. So, the current problem is how… Read More Researching NoSQL Is No Different Than The Early RDBMS Market
Continuing the August job trends month we have another installment. Today, we are looking at NoSQL job trends. In this edition, I have not changed the list of NoSQL offerings, so the same 9 tools are included. So, the list includes Cassandra, Redis, Voldemort, SimpleDB, CouchDB, MongoDB, HBase, Hypertable and Riak. As was stated previously,… Read More NoSQL Job Trends – August 2011
In my daily work, I use both an RDBMS and MarkLogic, an XML database. MarkLogic can be considered akin to the newer NoSQL databases, but it has the added structure of XML and standard languages in XQuery and XPath. The NoSQL databases are typically storing documents or key-value pairs, and some other things in between. Given… Read More Is Object Serialization Evil?
In almost every area of software development, technology changes continuously. How do you stay on top of new techniques and development tools? In many cases, people will read blog posts or articles about the new technologies and assume their decisions or results are the final word. However, all people make mistakes, so why do we… Read More Are You Experimenting With New Technology?
February is obviously job trends month here, and we have another installment. Today, we are looking at NoSQL job trends. In the previous installment of NoSql job trends, there were eight products included. In this edition, I have included Riak due to a recommendation in the previous post and the amount of buzz I have… Read More NoSQL Job Trends – February 2011
Before I get to the book review, I wanted to mention a basic note about book reviews. In the past I have reviewed books in a less than traditional manner, focusing on how they could be used in a startup. I will probably be receiving more titles to review, so a more traditional review is… Read More Reviewing Data Analysis With Open Source Tools
There has been some interesting reading recently which may not seem to be related but definitely has some commonalities. The common threads in these posts may not seem obvious at first, but after some discussion I think you will see what I am talking about. First, we have seen the whirlwind marketing tour that is… Read More Blazing A Trail Or Sitting In Comfort
With social media, big data has come to the forefront of technology. Whether you want to continuously search Twitter, aggregate the social activity on several sites, or do some mining of people’s activity on Facebook, handling big data is critical. There are two questions you need to answer when looking at a project that will… Read More A Simple Introduction To Playing With Big Data
In the past, I have posted about job trends for traditional programming languages as well as Web 2.0 programming languages. This is another part of the job trends series, the NoSQL job trends, which I started about 6 months ago. NoSQL data stores continue to be a hot topic as more services implement them for massive… Read More NoSQL Job Trends – September 2010
Please see a more recent update of the NoSQL trends at NoSQL Job Trends – September 2010. In the past, I have posted about job trends for traditional programming languages as well as Web 2.0 programming languages. This is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to skills that jobs may require.… Read More NoSQL Job Trends – March 2010