February 28, 2018 Comments Off on DB-Engines.com: A very helpful database technology comparison site
I’ve been working with all sorts of databases for a really long time, and I’ve never seen the industry as dynamic and diverse as it is right now. Unfortunately, if you’re evaluating databases – relational, NoSQL, or otherwise – it can be very difficult to obtain a high-level, vendor-neutral view of your options.
Lately I’ve been spending a fair amount of time on the DB-Engines website in support of some research initiatives that I’m carrying out. DB-Engines provides a wealth of really useful information, including:
- Database rankings
- A compendium of database solutions
- A glossary of key terms
- Side-by-side product comparisons
If you’re interested in learning more about which database technology is best for you and your organization, it’s definitely worth dropping by.
February 16, 2013 Comments Off on Teaching a workshop entitled “Foundations of Big Data from A to Z”
Recently, I blogged about a talk I’m giving in Boston at the Conference on Big Data Security. I’m happy to announce that I’ll also be teaching a comprehensive one-day workshop on Big Data. Here’s what I’ll be covering on Tuesday, July 16:
- A realistic, vendor-agnostic overview of the current Big Data security landscape
- Big Data information management categories including: in-memory databases, key/value stores, graph databases, and file/object repositories
- Examination and explanation of the most widespread technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Big Table, and Hadoop
- Understanding how all of these disparate solutions co-exist without security chaos
- Pinpointing the intrinsic non-technical security risks present in a big data environment: regulatory, legal, industry, and Service Level Agreements
- Creating a “defense-in-depth” approach to protecting Big Data for your shop
- Real-world scenarios on what works and why
If you’re interested, you can register here.
Coming to London to talk about NewSQL and NoSQL: two different yet complementary approaches for managing information
December 22, 2012 Comments Off on Coming to London to talk about NewSQL and NoSQL: two different yet complementary approaches for managing information
I’m looking forward to my upcoming visit to SkillsMatter in London on March 11 and 12. I’ll be presenting a class on soapUI Pro as well as talking about some exciting scenarios for NewSQL and NoSQL. From the SkillsMatter website:
Many of today’s data-intensive transactional applications have exposed the uncomfortable truth that traditional RDBMS architectures are reaching their limits and are no longer able to keep pace with the demands of the modern enterprise. Fortunately, the past few years have witnessed the arrival of exciting new technologies – collectively known as NewSQL and NoSQL – that both extend the lifespan of RDBMS platforms as well as offer new information management alternatives.
In this talk, Robert Schneider will portray the challenges that have led up to this moment along with introducing major NewSQL and NoSQL platforms. He’ll also describe several multi-faceted use cases that illustrate how these technologies can work together.
These sessions are always lively and fun – I hope you can join us.
March 23, 2012 Comments Off on Easy to use, free key-value Web service
If you’re building a lightweight application that needs key/value storage or just trying to expand your understanding of NoSQL, check out OpenKeyval.org. It’s a free, open source Web service that lets you store up to 64Kb of key/value pairs each day. You can then securely retrieve this information and even grant access to others.
To help you get started, the web site provides examples of several different connectivity methods, including:
There are also some nice user contributions of utilities, libraries, and so on.
To me, this is a great example of the intersection of cloud computing, Big Data, and SOA. I predict that we’ll be seeing more innovative services like this in the future. Check it out.