Posts By: Sven Schmidt

CouchDB, the Cluster of unreliable commodity hardware

Welcome back in the database land. Today we will examine another one of the document based databases. The first questions is: What is different between Mongo and Couch? Well, a lot. Even though they use the same way of storing data, JSON structures, both are more like cousins than siblings. CouchDB is sometimes also called… Read more »

What is MongoDB? Is it edible?

You are probably here because our first articles baited you, or you came via Google and think about using MongoDB in your application. You probably want to know, how to use it to get an advantage over a relational database like Postgres. Let us first revise the CAP theorem for a second.

Trip through the land of Databases

You probably know Relational Databases, you are also most likely very used to them by now. Don’t get to devoted though – life’s too short not to try some other things from time to time. There are plenty of Database systems out there, that are not Relational and along with the rise of Cloud Computing,… Read more »