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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

Your Hackathon Project NEEDs a Pretzel Necklace


October is upon us… and along with pumpkin spice lattes (or pumpkin beer) I’m seeing a lot of buzz around upcoming hack events in the dev world! Such as Hacktoberfest, API World Hackathon, and the launch of the 2021 Major League Hacking season. Just like Octoberfest wouldn’t be complete without your favorite pretzel necklace, a great hack project needs something … 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

People Don’t Buy Technology. They Buy Simplicity.


When I first encountered HarperDB, it was because I was trying to solve a problem related to storing and analyzing high-speed IoT sensor data on edge devices with limited resources. Traditionally, you write the data to a transactional database- often times a document store like MongoDB. Then you configure some ETL process to transform and … 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

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

The Biggest Bottleneck in Application Development


 The other day I was thinking back to the days when I worked in custom application development. I asked myself a question: what was the biggest bottleneck that slowed your projects down? After having a wonderful conversation with myself I began asking my friends the same question. The overwhelming answer has been simple, the database. Systems don’t … Continued