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The Best of the Week (Nov. 1): NoSQL Zone

11.10.2013
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone (Nov. 1 to Nov. 7). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. How Marvel Uses Graph Theory and NoSQL for the Marvel Universe

Through examples such as Hawkeye and his various identities, traits, and so on, Peter Olson describes a market in which story arcs and relationships between characters are not only valuable data, but a dataset so expansive that it requires emerging techniques to manage and analyze.

2. New Redis Features: Collections are now Iterable

Recently, Redis creator Salvatore Sanfilippo announced that Redis collections are now iterable. In the past, Redis collections have been difficult to navigate, so more practical techniques for working with them are definitely welcome.

3. Modeling Data in Neo4j: Bidirectional Relationships

In this article - the first in the "Modelling Data in Neo4j for Beginners" series - we look at a common mistake made when modeling bidirectional relationships.

4. Should You Avoid Distributed Database Systems?

A recent blog post suggests that distributed database systems may not be as universally useful as many believe them to be. Is there too much hype surrounding distributed databases, or is there more to the story?

5. MongoDB Indexing Tip #3: How to Deal with Too Many Fields

There are situations where your documents have many different fields and you want to be able to query efficiently on any of them. Say you have a document describing a person. Then you may want to find all people with blue eyes, or any other property. How can you use indexing to quickly resolve these queries?