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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

Using HarperDB to Integrate Insurance Data

*e2Value UI powered by the HarperDB database (Street addresses blurred out for privacy) You never know where you’re going to meet your next business connection. Fred (COO) and Stephen (CEO) met on an airplane years ago and founded HarperDB years later. This year, we met Todd Rissel, CEO of e2Value, at the IoTBuild conference in Santa Clara, CA. A little less of a chance encounter … Continued

HarperDB’s Exploded Data Model

If you’ve looked around our website, talked to us at a trade show, or read an article about us, you’ve probably heard about our exploded data model. This is the keystone of HarperDB’s innovative database solution. Our exploded data model is the reason we are fully-indexed with no data duplication, it’s why we can support full SQL and … Continued

Is HarperDB a Document Store?

No is the short answer.  Why does this matter?  Often when talking to the community I find that people are trying to understand where HarperDB fits in the database ecosystem.  Most people are primarily familiar with NoSQL databases, RDBMS, graph databases, and time-series databases.   A lot of people use the term Document Store and NoSQL … Continued

Dynamic Schema: The HarperDB Way

How can you possibly have a dynamic schema? Isn’t the purpose of a schema to provide structure to your data? Well, yes, schemas exist to contain objects and define structure. But what happens if I know my data will continue to evolve, as it tends to do? Should you have to constantly rely on developers … Continued

Blockchain, IoT, and HarperDB

At HarperDB our Chief Product Officer Zach spends a lot of his time going to different meet-ups, talking to folks, and investigating different areas of technology in order to plan what the HarperDB future might look like.  We, like everyone else in the world, are very excited about how blockchain technology is going to transform a host of … Continued