Articles on NoSQL

Alex Cruikshank

Alex Cruikshank

RethinkDB: a Qualitative Review

At Carbon Five we install and use many different database engines. Document-oriented databases are proving to be a good fit for more and more of our projects. MongoDB is the most popular of these and provides a powerful set of tools to store and query data, but it’s been plagued by performance problems when used

Rudy Jahchan

Rudy Jahchan

Book Review – Cassandra: The Definitive Guide

2010 will go down as a watershed year for NoSQL solutions. Apache Cassandra itself had a year that was, in the words of Jonathan Ellis, filled with Code, Community, and Controversy. Between all that activity, the brand new release of Cassandra 0.7, and our SXSW 2011 panel on accessing Cassandra, we at Carbon Five were

Michael Wynholds

Michael Wynholds

Database migrations for Cassandra with ActiveColumn

We at Carbon Five are pleased to announce the release of ActiveColumn – an object mapping framework for Apache Cassandra. Currently at version 0.1.1, this gem is young but functional with its first major feature of data migration support. Prior to Cassandra 0.7, keyspaces and column families had to be maintained by hand in a

Michael Wynholds

Michael Wynholds

Cassandra and Rails talk at LA NoSQL meetup

Last week, Mike Wynholds presented at the inaugural Los Angeles No SQL meetup. The movement to these non-traditional data storage systems has exploded in the last year, and we had a chance to use Cassandra in one of our client’s projects. Cassandra is a column based datastore developed within Facebook, and open-sourced as a top-level

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