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HarperDB in the Real World


By now you may be familiar with HarperDB and how we’re different from other databases out there, but you might be wondering how folks are currently using HarperDB in real-world applications. Or, if you already have a database of choice that’s working well, you may be wondering why you would take the plunge to try something new. Fair … Continued

Advancing Beyond Store and Forward


As the Internet of Things matures we continue to see design patterns come and go, with some evolving and some disappearing. The time has come- Store and Forward needs to go. This paradigm served as an initial step in shifting to the edge, but it should not survive. In this blog I’ll introduce the concepts of Store and Forward along with an explanation of its inferiority to other, … Continued

What is Persistent ETL and Why Does it Matter?


If you’ve made it to this blog you’ve probably heard the term “persistent” thrown around with ETL, and are curious about what they really mean together. Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) is the generic concept of taking data from one or more systems and placing it in another system, often in a different format. Persistence is just a fancy word for storing … Continued

Drive Digital Transformation with NoSQL & SQL


We have written a lot about the technical need to combine NoSQL and SQL solutions for handling big data workloads.  That said, what are the business impacts of combining both NoSQL and SQL?  When should I use an object model vs. a query model?  What use cases require both?  Today we thought we would look at best practices for … Continued

The Risks of Multi-Tier Database Architecture


Over the last several years multi-tiered database architectures have become increasingly popular. These architectures typically consist of multiple different database products and can be made up of NoSQL products, SQL products, In-Memory products, Object stores etc.  A lot has been written about the benefits and the advantages.   They have become popular patterns due to a few different scenarios.  The … Continued