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Strict Schema Enforcement vs. Schemaless vs. Dynamic Schema

The debate over whether to use a schema or not has passionate support on both sides. One side appreciates data integrity constraints and predictability, while the other prefers more flexibility (or “agility”) and time effectiveness. The ultimate answer as to which is “better” most likely depends on the specific project, data used, and associated skill … Continued

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

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

SQL Explained (By a Non-Developer)

Welcome to the second installment of Developer lingo explained by a non-developer. How do you follow up with a term so widely used and intricate to modern development, like JavaScript? I decided to take it back to a more tried and true function within software development, SQL. SQL stands for Structured Query Language and is used … Continued

Using SocketCluster for Distributed Computing

The HarperDB team built the first and only database written in Node.js, which implements SocketCluster for distributed computing in a unique way. Kyle Bernhardy, HarperDB CTO and Co-Founder, recently gave a talk on the inner-workings of SocketCluster, including a code review to highlight SocketCluster concepts within a database framework. I highly recommend checking out his talk at the link so … 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