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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

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

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