DB Weekly
Issue 33 — October 10, 2014
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Pramod Sadalage presents a superb overview of the world of NoSQL databases, complete with diagrams, a look at the data models involved, types of NoSQL database, and more.

Amazon Web Services’ popular DynamoDB service now supports JSON documents, a capability that makes it more competitive against alternatives from Microsoft, Google and MongoDB.

The Guardian Project
Allows applications to have access to a full read/write file system in a single file, complete with its own file hierarchy and name space.

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While the tech world is shifting toward a DevOps structure, in many places the invisible wall that separates developers and operations engineers is still high. Communication between both teams is necessary to ensure your app is deployed correctly and achieves high availability for end users. Here are some suggestions on how to best handoff your app instead of just throwing the code over the wall.



ODBMS Industry Watch
BMW is using the CortexDB NoSQL database for the configuration of test vehicles

Spark, widely considered a successor to MapReduce, is being deployed widely, and in this benchmark, performs amazingly well.

RDS users now have their choice of three different types of storage, two based on SSDs, and one magnetic.

How do you leverage the stability and security of traditional relational database designs while making the transition to distributed environments?

Mark Needham
A quick look at the contrast of the models behind relational and graph databases.


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