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“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them”—Lobel, Arnold. Whiskers and Rhymes. William Morrow & Co, 1988.
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Cupcake Wars at NoCOUG Spring Conference

Tue, 2014-04-01 14:49
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cupcake Wars at NoCOUG Spring Conference on May 15 at UCSC Extension Silicon Valley SILICON VALLEY (APRIL 1, 2014) – In a bold experiment aimed at increasing attendance at its awesome educational conferences, the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG) is considering changing the format of its spring conference to that of […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Twelve: Concluding Remarks

Fri, 2014-01-10 10:20
Originally posted on So Many Oracle Manuals, So Little Time:
[twitter-follow screen_name='Oratweets'] Day One: Disruptive Innovation Day Two: Requirements and Assumptions Day Three: Functional Segmentation Day Four: Sharding Day Five: Replication and Eventual Consistency Day Six: The False Premise of NoSQL Day Seven: Schemaless Design Day Eight: Oracle NoSQL Database Day Nine: NoSQL Taxonomy Day…
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Twelve: Concluding Remarks

Mon, 2014-01-06 21:10
Day One: Disruptive Innovation Day Two: Requirements and Assumptions Day Three: Functional Segmentation Day Four: Sharding Day Five: Replication and Eventual Consistency Day Six: The False Premise of NoSQL Day Seven: Schemaless Design Day Eight: Oracle NoSQL Database Day Nine: NoSQL Taxonomy Day Ten: Big Data Day Eleven: Mistakes of the relational camp Day Twelve: […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Eleven: Mistakes of the relational camp

Sun, 2014-01-05 21:35
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eleven pipers piping. (Yesterday: Big Data in a Nutshell)(Tomorrow: Concluding Remarks) Over a lifespan of four and a half decades, the relational camp made a series of strategic mistakes that made NoSQL possible. The mistakes started very early. The biggest mistake is enshrined […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Ten: Big Data in a Nutshell

Sun, 2014-01-05 01:11
On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Ten lords a-leaping. (Yesterday: NoSQL Taxonomy)(Tomorrow: Mistakes of the relational camp) The topic of Big Data is often brought up in NoSQL discussions so let’s give it a nod. In 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page invented the PageRank algorithm for ranking web […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Nine: NoSQL Taxonomy

Fri, 2014-01-03 04:23
On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Nine ladies dancing. (Yesterday: Oracle NoSQL Database)(Tomorrow: Big Data in a Nutshell) NoSQL databases can be classified into the following categories: Key-value stores: The archetype is Amazon Dynamo of which DynamoDB is the commercial successor. Key-value stores basically allow applications to “put” and […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Eight: Oracle NoSQL Database

Thu, 2014-01-02 01:56
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Eight maids a-milking. (Yesterday: Schemaless Design)(Tomorrow: NoSQL Taxonomy) In May 2011, Oracle Corporation published a scathing indictment of NoSQL, the last words being “Go for the tried and true path. Don’t be risking your data on NoSQL databases.” Just a few months later however, […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Seven: Schemaless Design

Wed, 2014-01-01 01:55
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Seven swans a-swimming. (Yesterday: The False Premise of NoSQL)(Tomorrow: Oracle NoSQL Database) As we discussed on Day One, NoSQL consists of “disruptive innovations” that are gaining steam and moving upmarket. So far, we have discussed functional segmentation (the pivotal innovation), sharding, asynchronous replication, […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Six: The False Premise of NoSQL

Tue, 2013-12-31 01:07
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Six geese a-laying. (Yesterday: Replication and Eventual Consistency)(Tomorrow: Schemaless Design) The final hurdle was extreme performance, and that’s where the Dynamo developers went astray. The Dynamo developers believed that the relational model imposes a “join penalty” and therefore chose to store data as […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Five: Replication and Eventual Consistency

Mon, 2013-12-30 01:50
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Five golden rings. (Yesterday: Sharding)(Tomorrow: The False Premise of NoSQL) By now, you must be wondering when I’m going to get around to explaining how to create a NoSQL database. When I was a junior programmer, quite early in my career, my friends and I […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Four: Sharding

Sat, 2013-12-28 20:43
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Four colly birds. (Yesterday: Functional Segmentation)(Tomorrow: Replication and Eventual Consistency) Let’s recap what we have covered so far. Day One: NoSQL technology consists of “disruptive innovations” which present a dilemma for established players. Day Two: The goals of NoSQL technology are extreme performance, extreme […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Three: Functional Segmentation

Sat, 2013-12-28 01:33
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Three French hens. (Yesterday: Requirements and Assumptions)(Tomorrow: Sharding) Amazon’s pivotal design decision was to break its monolithic enterprise-wide database service into simpler component services such as a best-seller list service, a shopping cart service, a customer preferences service, a sales rank service, and […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day Two: Requirements and Assumptions

Fri, 2013-12-27 01:37
On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Two turtle doves. As I mentioned in the previous post, the NoSQL movement got its big boost from the e-commerce giant Amazon. Amazon started out by using Oracle Database for its e-commerce platform but later switched to a proprietary database management system called […]
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The Twelve Days of NoSQL: Day One: Disruptive Innovation

Thu, 2013-12-26 01:55
Day One: Disruptive Innovation Day Two: Requirements and Assumptions Day Three: Functional Segmentation Day Four: Sharding Day Five: Replication and Eventual Consistency Day Six: The False Premise of NoSQL Day Seven: Schemaless Design Day Eight: Oracle NoSQL Database Day Nine: NoSQL Taxonomy Day Ten: Big Data On the first day of Christmas, my true love […]
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