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The Best of the Week (Jan 24): NoSQL Zone

02.02.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone (Jan. 24 to Jan. 30). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. 10 Tips to Improve MongoDB Security

MongoDB provides a number of constructs to improve the security of your data. Here are 10 tips you can use to improve the security of your MongoDB servers on premise and in the cloud.

2. MongoDB and the Fine Art of Data Modelling

When you first use MongoDB, you’ll immediately notice its schema-less data model. But schema-less doesn’t mean skipping proper data modelling. As opposed to a SQL database, a NoSQL document model is more focused on querying than data normalization. That’s why your design won’t be finished unless it addresses your data querying patterns.

3. Neo4j Backup: Store Copy and Consistency Check

One of the lesser-known things about the Neo4j online backup tool is that conceptually there are two parts to it: Copying the store files to a location of your choice, and verifying that those store files are consistent. Both of these run when you run the ‘neo4j-backup’ script, but it can be useful to run them separately.

4. Neo4j 2.0: Importing Data the Spreadsheet Way!

It's a new year, and in December, Neo4j launched its shiny new version: the 2.0.0 release. So, in this article you'll find an update to Rik Van Bruggen's previous tutorial on how to import data into Neo4j using spreadsheets, this one written for Neo4j 2.0.0.

5. Introducing CQLC: A Query DSL for Cassandra’s CQL in Go, Inspired by jOOQ

Recently, Ben Hood, a long-time jOOQ user and ideas/bug report contributor, took inspiration from jOOQ to build CQLC, a fluent API/query DSL for Cassandra's CQL written in Go. So, if you're a Go developer using Cassandra, do have a look at CQLC!