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NoSQL & Data Versioning

NoSQL & Data Versioning

After posting the slides for my talk at MongoSF, a lot of people asked me: What’s with all this NoSQL talk? Isn’t OffScale for relational databases? There are a lot of misconceptions about NoSQL, and one of the biggies regards a mix-up between having no schema and having no need to version data. The basic [...]

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Automated Testing with MongoDB and OffScale

Last friday, I attended MongoSF 2012 as a speaker. It was a great event, with about a thousand programmers showing up, and some fantastic and deeply technical talks about advanced topics in MongoDB. And in the midst of all that, 10gen were gracious enough to let me have my own thirty minute slot at the [...]

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Schema Management Under Source Control

A long time ago, I’ve written a post for Kaltura, the best video management platform out there, where I worked at as a data warehouse consultant and lead developer. I’ve spend a lot of my time there scaling the system as the company grew, writing ETL processes and code, migrating large databases from one schema to [...]

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Try it out on Amazon EC2

We’re constantly working on making Offscale DataGrove easier to use. That’s why we are happy to announce the Amazon EC2 AMI initiative. A zero-download, zero-install pre-configured AMI that you can spin up and start enjoying the benefits of an automatically managed database. We’ve added a new page to the “Getting started” section of our website [...]

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A tale of two databases

I’ve been working with databases for almost a decade. The databases I’ve worked with varied in size and brand. For more than half of this time, I’ve worked at a big in-house software provider, working with big Oracle deployments. On my spare time, I’ve developed web applications on top of MySQL, which has turned into [...]

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