Insights and Updates



Building a Database Written in Node.js


The founding team at HarperDB built the first and only database written in Node.js. A few months back, our CEO Stephen Goldberg was invited to speak at a Women Who Code meetup to share the story of this (what some called crazy) endeavor. Stephen discussed the architectural layers of the database, demonstrated how to build … Continued

SDKs, App Games, & Zapier Oh My!


The Cloud Hackathon that Brought it All Last month, the HarperDB team hosted our second hackathon and the participating teams did not disappoint. We had 10 submissions, and each was more unique than the last. The challenge was to extend the capabilities of HarperDB, whether that be creating SDK’s/add-ons to benefit developers, or features making … Continued

LMDB Deep Dive:n Interview with Kyle, HarperDB CTO


Recently, the HarperDB team invited the folks behind AlaSQL, a popular client-side in-memory SQL database, to a virtual Q&A. It was interesting to learn more about AlaSQL and how HarperDB uses AlaSQL on the backend. This got me thinking about one of the other tools we use within our tech foundation, LMDB. While we have … Continued

Deep Dive: NewSQL Databases


Overview One of my colleagues, Margo McCabe, recently posted a great article“Database Architectures & Use Cases – Explained” on dev.to. In response a user asked for a deeper dive on NewSQL databases, so I thought I would put one together. The term NewSQL was coined in 2011 by 451 Group analyst Matthew Aslett. Wikipedia defines … Continued

Database Architectures & Use Cases


With over 300 databases on the market, how do you determine which is right for your specific use case or skill set? We continue to see the common debate of SQL vs. NoSQL and other database comparisons all over social media and platforms like dev.to. In most cases, it’s not that one database is better … Continued

People Don’t Buy Technology. They Buy Simplicity.


When I first encountered HarperDB, it was because I was trying to solve a problem related to storing and analyzing high-speed IoT sensor data on edge devices with limited resources. Traditionally, you write the data to a transactional database- often times a document store like MongoDB. Then you configure some ETL process to transform and … Continued

Migrate from MongoDB to HarperDB


MongoDB is probably the most prolific NoSQL database in existence. They set the stage for a data revolution and we at HarperDB are eternally grateful for that. Yet, there are certain cases where MongoDB has outgrown its purpose or you’ve simply decided it’s time to try something new. Maybe you saw our benchmark and wanted … Continued