Insights and Updates



Your Hackathon Project NEEDs a Pretzel Necklace


October is upon us… and along with pumpkin spice lattes (or pumpkin beer) I’m seeing a lot of buzz around upcoming hack events in the dev world! Such as Hacktoberfest, API World Hackathon, and the launch of the 2021 Major League Hacking season. Just like Octoberfest wouldn’t be complete without your favorite pretzel necklace, a great hack project needs something … Continued

How we Build and Deploy our Serverless Studio


The HarperDB Management Studio is a graphical user interface that enables users to install, design, cluster, and manage databases without having to write a line of code. The Studio’s backend is a serverless application that utilizes AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway. To build, test, debug and deploy this application we use the AWS Serverless … Continued

The Unbiased Guide to Choosing the Right BI Tool


Business Intelligence (BI) is the ultimate end goal of digital transformation. The ability to make better, smarter, more efficient decisions based on data collected across the business is what drives technical investment. This makes choosing the right tool paramount for your organization. As a database instructor and mentor of mine used to say: data is … Continued

Extending HarperDB: Powered by the Community


A database, or perhaps any technology, is only as powerful as it is flexible. Some technologies and tools have great functionality but they make it difficult for the user- forcing them to adapt something on their end in order to access and/or accommodate the technology. While this may work for some folks, that’s not how … Continued

Our New Approach to Role Permissions


In our 2.2.0 version release this week, we made major changes to the way role permissions are managed and used in HarperDB.   Prior to this release, we used permissions as a way to explicitly identify schema items to restrict role access to. In our new release, we have flipped that paradigm and now use … Continued

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