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Near Real-Time vs. Real-Time Analytics


People like to talk a lot about how everything is real-time. It’s a popular buzzword and it absolutely should be, what could be more important that having data in real-time? No one wants to have to wait hours, days, or even weeks in order to make an informed decision. Data is no good if you … Continued

HTAP: What is it and Why Choose it as a Database


HTAP Database: Breaking Down the Basics At HarperDB we have been using the term “HTAP” a lot and I thought it would be helpful to break down this newish term that was coined a few years back by Gartner. HTAP stands for Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing and is a database model that can ingest high volumes of data while also enabling analytical processing concurrently. Existing … Continued

A Historical View of Data Storage and Retrieval


Histories of databases all start at relatively the same stage, technologically speaking, save the storage of data on rocks to paper ledgers.  Each history describes the evolution of the data model; hierarchical, network and then the transformational paper, “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks” by Edgar F. Codd. All the different syntaxes … Continued