Tag: NoSQL

The State of Database Technology, Part 1: Scaleability

January 24, 2018
Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on December 2, 2017. Despite multiple challenger technologies (eg. Object Oriented databases), the relational databases from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft have prevailed supreme for over 30 years. This dominance has however been increasingly challenged by a new [...]

NewSQL in Plain English

January 21, 2018
Editor’s note: This post is re-posted here by permission from the author. The original post was on LinkedIn on January 10, 2018. The world has changed massively in the past 20 years. Back in the year 2000, a few million users connected to the web using a 56k modem attached to a PC, and Amazon only sold [...]

NoSQL, RDBMS, and Contention for Shared Data: Part 2

December 21, 2017

Previously in part one of this blog series, I explained the problems with two methods of database interactions. Traditional JDBC-style interactions mean that locking and latching take up ~30% of compute time. This overhead skyrockets when you try to use a distributed system. A NoSQL key-value interaction allows for better scalability, but for non-trivial use cases […]

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NoSQL, RDBMS, and Contention for Shared Data: Part 1

December 19, 2017

First off: I’m not here to bash NoSQL. NoSQL came into existence for a good reason — your generic legacy SQL RDBMS is often slow and expensive when compared to NoSQL alternatives. But much of the discussion I’ve seen about NoSQL, NewSQL, Legacy RDBMS and other technologies gets hung up on such issues as the […]

Finserv: Key Trends for Fast Data

Fast Data in Financial Services: Key Trends to Maintain a Competitive Edge

August 18, 2017

Financial services institutions are faced with a number of high-pressure demands, whether it be from regulators, investors, customers, and internal business users. These demands require that firms create, monitor, and provide access to vast amounts of data which must be immediately accessible, correct, and stored for various lengths of time. Data is a lifeblood as […]

Shocking Fact: Stored Procedures make OLTP faster. Seriously!

April 11, 2017

There are three ways to interact with the database in client / server computing: Play “Twenty Questions” with SQL statements; Move all the data to the client, and then back again; and, Use a stored procedure to move the problem to the server. Of these, using stored procedures is the most efficient and logical choice […]

NoSQL vs. NewSQL: What’s the difference?

September 22, 2016

NoSQL and NewSQL databases are popular solutions in the data management space. We’re sometimes asked to clarify the difference between the two approaches. Here’s what you need to know if you’re trying to decide which solution to adopt in your organization. NoSQL vs. NewSQL: What’s the difference? NoSQL is a broad category of disparate database […]

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