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HarperDB-Mixing SQL and NoSQL


Original Post by Dhruv Kanojia, can be found here Earlier this year, in February (2018), HarperDB organized a Hackathon and thanks to that I found a database I had been looking for. By mixing the NoSQL with SQL, I now have a database that will let me scale easily, while still being able to use SQL (I … 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

What is an ORM and Why the Madness?


 After discussing HarperDB with the developer community this past fall one of the most commonly asked questions was “Do you have an ORM?” The simple answer is, no, but the reason behind this answer is more nuanced and in depth than we typically would have time to discuss.  Our, no, is not because we hadn’t had development cycles to create … Continued

Distributed Cache: Stretch Your Memory


Data drives our lives. Our apps, our spending, our home, it’s all driven from a datastore somewhere. On the scale that we constantly ask questions of our devices we might wonder, just how are these systems keeping up with the sheer scale of all the constant data requests being delivered to our brains?  NoSQL databases are built to … Continued

Multimodel Databases- A Mistake


 We have talked a lot in our blog about NoSQL vs SQL covering the pluses and minuses of both. You can read in more detail about our perspectives on this topic in Kyle’s blog NoSQL & SQL: Why Can’t We Be Friends?  To summarize, at HarperDB we feel that for high scale data ingestion and uptime, NoSQL is awesome.  For business analytics we feel that SQL is still king. … Continued

2018 Predictions for Big Data, Databases, & Analytics


Happy New Year from the HarperDB Team!   It’s a new year full of promise, new technology and so very much data. This year we will see maturation of technologies new and existing, and a partial departure from the cloud. Let’s peer through the shroud of time and discuss what is coming in 2018 regarding all … Continued

Meet the HarperDB Fully Indexed Database


Origins Yesterday, our engineering team took a quick break from coding to discuss HarperDB. While it was a shorter webinar, it was great to hear from the guys who not only built HarperDB but have also been working together for over 6 years. Stephen, our CEO, started the webinar off with a little background on HarperDB. Our CTO, Kyle, then took over to run … Continued