Dienstag, 23. April 2013

nosql-matters.org special offer

Last change to meet Martin Fowler and me. Special 30% discount code for the NoSQL Matters conference: Edlich_3013 for all my nosql-blog readers.

Montag, 22. April 2013

Getting Started with NoSQL (new book)

I just bought the new NoSQL book from Gaurav Vaish who formerly worked for Yahoo! India. The book is issued by PACKT Publishing and has 142 pages. As I read all NoSQL books available, wrote the worlds first NoSQL Books and have been a reviewer for some NoSQL books I have a good overview on the NoSQL book market and the content.

The book starts with two chapters on “Overview-” and “Characteristics of NoSQL”. The latter chapter is especially interesting because it starts with the relational approach and then puts the NoSQL approach in contrast. It’s a quite pleasant read how Vaish is discussing all different aspects and the complete differences to the NoSQL world. Chapter three discusses the typical four NoSQL DB types and has a few sentences which is a novelty for NoSQL books. Nevertheless I am sure you will see this area increase dramatically in the future. The mixture of information together with good code examples is well done.

Vaish continues with a short “Advantages and Drawbacks” chapter which is perfect for beginners. But the true pearl of this book is the chapter “Comparative Study of NoSQL Products”. There he compares ten databases by a lot of criteria as language, engine type, speed, features, bulk operations, query capabilities, security, multitenacy, RDBMS related features, tools, protocols and much more as community and vendor support. The book closes with a case study implemented in MongoDB as an example. This is quite useful as it contains features and constraints and schema discussion.

The book itself is extremely well written for the target audience wanted to get started with NoSQL. The discussion depth of advantages and drawbacks is amazing compared to the size of the book. And it’s really hard to find drawbacks of the books. E.g. the engine type table on page 61 is unnecessary especially as only Cassandra also has a ‘yes’ in type document store column which is doubtful.

Nevertheless compared to the price there is no other NoSQL introduction book on the market which gets you started and knowledgeable that fast.

Montag, 8. April 2013

NoSQL Roadshows in Germany

We would like to bring your attention to the next NoSQL Roadshow, taking place in Berlin on the 16th of May.

NoSQL Roadshow is a one-day NoSQL / Big data conference designed for software developers, cloud architects, data managers, IT architects and tech ambassadors. It is an ideal opportunity for learning, networking and tracking innovation within the area of NoSQL solutions such as Riak, Neo4j, Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB and many others.

For more information please visit the Berlin Roadshow website: http://nosqlroadshow.com/nosql-berlin-2013/
NOTE: Early bird valid until 31.04!


NoSQL Nights are free evening community events, driven by involvement from both speakers and participants. Come along and learn something new! We will provide a light meal - all you have to do is show up.

Scheduled NoSQL Nights:

 *   NoSQL Night II, Munich: April, 09 2013
 *   NoSQL Night I, Berlin: April 25, 2013
 *   NoSQL Night II, Berlin: May 7, 2013

To register for Munich Nights send an e-mail to: Ewa Kucharczyk20eku@trifork.com>, please include your personal data (name, surname, company name and email address). Berlin Nights registration is availablee online, via registration forms.<http://nosqlroadshow.com/nosql-berlin-2013/upcomingevents/> Seats are limited so first come, first served