Just as the ink was drying on my ReadWrite piece on how the convenience of public cloud computing is steamrolling over concerns about security and control, Redmonk ÃƒÂ_ber-analyst Stephen O’Grady posts an exceptional review of why we should “not underestimate the power of convenience.”
As he writes:
One of the biggest challenges for vendors built around traditional procurement patterns is their tendency to undervalue convenience. Developers, in general, respond to very different incentives than do their executive purchasing counterparts. Where organizational buyers tend to be less price sensitive and more focused on issues relating to reliability and... Read More >
Gartner estimates that by 2015, 25 percent of new databases deployed will be of technologies supporting alternative data types and non-traditional data structures. This is great news, as these new database choices, many of them NoSQL, are generally better tuned to modern application requirements. The downside to this end to the “30-year old freeze,” to quote Redmonk analyst James Governor, is that with all these new options comes the risk of complicating a hitherto somewhat simple choice: which database to use?
Perhaps your business has settled on the exact right operating model, one that will remain static for years, if not decades. But for the 99.999 percent of the rest of the world’s enterprises, your market is in a constant state of flux, demanding constant iterations on how you do business. As the Research & Development group of The New York Times Company (NYT) has found, a key way to confront the constant flux of today’s businesses is to build upon a flexible data infrastructure like MongoDB.
The story behind theThe New York Times Company’s use of MongoDB isn’t... Read More >
There are many reasons to use a NoSQL database like MongoDB, but Pierre DeBois hones in one that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves: analytics.
As DeBois, founder of Zimana, writes, “NoSQL databases are gaining in popularity because they offer the scalability required for real-time processing of complex datasets.” As I’ve noted before, “Big Data” is sometimes the reason enterprises look to NoSQL, but sometimes they unnecessarily focus on MongoDB or another NoSQL database as an operational data store, and neglect its utility for analytics, too.
Reading through Mary Meeker’s excellent 2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update, I was reminded by how critical NoSQL databases are to the present and future of application development. Even the most casual perusal of Meeker’s data indicates a critical need for new data stores that can handle Gartner’s 3 V’s of Big Data: velocity, volume, and variety.
Importantly, as noted previously, such “V’s” aren’t restricted to some niche category of application. Going forward into the post-transactional future, the vast majority of applications will be better suited to a NoSQL database like MongoDB than to a legacy RDBMS.
With less than a week to go, MongoSV is right around the corner. The largest MongoDB conference of 2012 will feature over 50 sessions by 10gen engineers and MongoDB users you'll have a lot to choose from at the event. Here are some tips to help you get preparedÃ¢â‚¬â€ùand excitedÃ¢â‚¬â€ùfor the event on December 4th.
5. Tweet About your Attendance (and Win MongoDB Swag) Let your friends know you're excited about MongoSV by tweeting your attendance using the #mongosv hashtag with the following link to our event page: http://bit.ly/TonPf7. You'll be automatically entered to... Read More >
Rivet Logic plans to announce the release of Crafter Profile at MongoSV 2012. Crafter Profile is the latest addition to the open source Crafter Rivet web content management solution. MongoDB developers building Web CMS applications will find Crafter Profile especially useful.
Built on MongoDB, Crafter Profile will allow developers to easily add a scalable user repository and user profile management to their Java/Spring-based web applications. Nearly every website today requires user engagement features, so providing user login, extensible user profiles, and secure user authentication is a must-have feature in modern web applications. With Crafter Profile, MongoDB developers will... Read More >