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HarperDB vs. MongoDB vs. PostgreSQL


Many people learn or understand new things relative to things they already know. This makes sense, it’s probably a natural instinct. When it comes to products and technology, a lot of people ask “how are you different,” but different from what? You need some sort of baseline to start from, so you can say, “Similar … Continued

HarperDB Containerization Journey


How I Single-Handedly Containered HarperDB HarperDB is a simple database that is adequately configured, works as a distributed database verging towards serverless, and is significant for micro-service-oriented architecture. It enables developers to think responsibly about the data they are collecting. Companies can begin to isolate the important data from the noise, and store only the … Continued

Keeping your Data Stack Agile as a Startup


Change is constant. This is especially true when it comes to data for Startups. New features, new tools, new data sources are constantly emerging. Startups need a data architecture that is flexible so they can keep learning from their data as they grow. They cannot wait for clean data. The Modern Data Architecture separates key functions of … Continued

Database Drivers: Chauffeuring Your Data


Most, if not all, companies deal with complications and integration headaches somewhere in their data pipeline due to an inability or difficulty of connecting certain systems to one another. Sometimes you have to add yet another technology to the lineup just to connect different systems and get your data to where it needs to go. … Continued

Can you do Machine Learning in a Database?


There’s a common misconception that in order to run machine learning and other algorithms on data, you need to be working within a specific data science platform like TIBCO or Alteryx. While these platforms certainly come with specialized benefits, there are certain use cases where it’s possible, not to mention easier and more cost effective, … Continued

How We Use Infrastructure as Code in HDB Cloud


Why Infrastructure as Code? Earlier this year we launched HarperDB Cloud, a fully-managed, cloud-hosted version of HarperDB. We wanted HarperDB Cloud to be a fast and low-friction way to get HarperDB. Sign up, answer a couple of questions, and a few minutes later you have a working instance of HarperDB. To make this happen, we understood that … Continued

Python Explained (By a Non-Developer)


Another week, another “Explained By a Non-Developer” blog! Are you tired of ‘em yet? This round is dedicated to another cult favorite programming language, Python. Before I did any research on Python these are the things I could tell you about it (or at least things I thought I knew): It’s loved by many, and … Continued