Tag: NoSQL

NoSQL Due Diligence, Part 3: the Open Source Debacle

November 03, 2021
Introduction The concept of open source has been integral to promoting a generation of NoSQL database platforms, each of which has a VC-funded backer and many of which now have successful IPOs; which has created some interesting dilemmas. But: Have these much-publicized ‘liquidity events’ created market expectations that are in direct conflict with the very [...]

NoSQL Due Diligence, Part 2: NoSQL Misconceptions

October 28, 2021
Introduction NoSQL databases became “en mode” some time around 2012 and sprouted a database revolution that led many enterprises to replace their traditional RDBMS technology with NoSQL-based data platforms.  What’s interesting now is how many of these companies are either regretting their decision to do this or finding it extremely difficult to continue with their [...]

NoSQL Due Diligence Part 1: Five Scenarios Where NoSQL Might Not Live Up to the Promises

October 14, 2021
Note: This is the first part of a three-part blog series on NoSQL database technology. Introduction A lot of companies that end up as VoltDB customers started out by replacing a legacy RDBMS platform with a NoSQL database. Given the poor performance, lack of cloud-friendliness, and exorbitant costs traditionally associated with legacy database technology, the [...]

Do NoSQL databases need DBAs?

July 29, 2021
In last week’s blog I questioned the need for DBAs, concluding that yes, DBAs are still valuable in the current data platform environment due to: 1. the need for people who understand the pre-RDBMS database world, and 2. The need for data ‘curators’ to enable rational sharing of data between microservices and to ensure compliance [...]

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 […]

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