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  • Data Migration: Handling Data Types

    Handling the structure, and deciding which fields, data types, or data points, relate to which fields or target elements within the destination database are one thing. Normally you can make an intelligent decision about the information that is being transferred and how that structural information should be handled. The actual data can be a completely […]

  • Data Migration: Moving the Actual Data

    There are two key elements to the exchange of any information between databases. One is the data structure used for the exchange, and the other is the transformation required to reach those structures. Some of these are driven by the source database, others by the target database. For example, when moving data from RDBMS to […]

  • Data Migration: Database Terms and Structures

    In the previous post we looked at a number of different database types and solutions, and it should be clear that there are a huge range of different terms for the different entities that make up the database structure. All the different entities fit into one of four categories, and they have significance because when moving […]

  • Data Migration: Understanding the Challenges

    Data migration – that is, the practice of sharing and distributing information between databases – requires some very careful consideration. Are you moving the data permanently, temporarily, sharing it between applications? Do want to share all of it, some of it? Are you changing databases, or trying to move some data to access or use the […]

  • Data Mining in a Document World

    As databases evolve, learning how to get the best out of the different solutions out there is the key to understanding and extracting the data in the way you need from your required data store. Document databases, like MongoDB, CouchDB, Couchbase Server and many others provide a completely different model and set of problems for […]

  • Moving from MySQL to Couchbase Server 2.0: Part 2

    To continue from where my last blog left off, I’ve written a second piece that tries to cover some of the more complex solutions to the problems of querying and extracting data using the Views system within Couchbase Server. Read: How to Move from MySQL to Couchbase Server 2.0: Part 2  

  • Data Mining Techniques

    I have a new article on the basics of data mining techniques so that you can better understand some of the key principles behind the different methods and principles of data mining. From the abstract: Many different data mining, query model, proce…

  • Couchbase and Hadoop Article in Portuguese

    There is nothing cooler than finding that one of your articles has been translated into another language, and I just found out recently that my Using Hadoop with Couchbase article has been translated into Portuguese here: Usando o Hadoop com Couch…

  • The Technology Behind Couchbase

    Couchbase Server is one product, but it’s made up of a combination of different components that work together in order to produce server product, including memcached and the spidermonkey JavaScript engine, and more recently the CouchDB engine for …

  • Tip: Couchbase Server Monitoring

    O’Reilly have published my top on the key stats to look out for when monitoring Couchbase Server: http://blog.safaribooksonline.com/2012/03/15/couchbase-server-monitoring/