The Best of the Week (Nov. 8): NoSQL Zone
Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the NoSQL Zone (Nov. 8 to Nov. 14). Here they are, in order of popularity:
NoSQL was held up to the be the way to horizontally scale Big Data and Web applications and to bring a new level of simplicity to data storage and retrieval. So what happened to the buzz around NoSQL?
You may be curious: "Why not, exactly?" Answering that question is the central idea of Sarah Mei's recent blog post. She argues against the open-source document database - or at least the one-size-fits-all attitude some take with it - through the story of Diaspora, a social network to which she contributed.
How do you objectively measure the popularity of a DB engine? Good question! There's an Austrian company who claims to have the answer. Among the top 10 DB engines, MongoDB is the only non-RDBMS representative, and some other ratings are surprising as well.
Your app is booming, you need more web servers, and you need to serve users and keep their user experience. When you had a single server you used session for that, but now how do you keep sessions across multiple web servers? Offloading web servers sessions to MongoDB looks like a great solution
Every week here and in our newsletter, we feature a new developer/blogger from the DZone community. This week we're talking to Mark Needham, developer at Neo Technology working on Neo4j, and (European) football enthusiast.