Archive: NoSQL, JSON, key-value, HStore
By Jason Davis, Sep 10, 2015
It doesn’t take a specialized solution to create an unstructured database to support workloads for emerging mobile, social and machine data. Certainly, NoSQL-only solutions have a place in the data center to meet the needs of specific applications. But Postgres has emerged with the capabilities to support most applications ...
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By Marc Linster, Oct 14, 2014
If you are a Postgres fan, and not living under a rock the past few months, then you have heard the buzz about JSONB coming to PostgreSQL 9.4. You may have also seen code samples that show how easy it is to create a document database in Postgres using JSON/JSONB. And you might have read about performance benchmarks that show ...
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By Marc Linster, Sep 24, 2014
The newest round of performance comparisons of PostgreSQL and MongoDB produced a near repeat of the results from the first tests that proved PostgreSQL can outperform MongoDB. The advances Postgres has made with JSON and JSONB have transformed Postgres’ ability to support a document database. Creating document database ...
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By Fred Dalrymple, Sep 15, 2014
Organizations today are increasingly using public cloud resources, and specifically cloud databases, for a range of mission-critical workloads. The public cloud has increased in importance for larger IT departments. Migrating operational workloads to cloud platforms means reducing hardware, maintenance, and software upgrade ...
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By Marc Linster, Jul 24, 2014
EnterpriseDB has begun running comparison tests to help Postgres users better assess the NoSQL capabilities of Postgres. The tests compare PostgreSQL (often called Postgres) with MongoDB as recent advances have significantly enhanced Postgres’ capacity to support document databases. We are inviting an open review of ...
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By Jason Davis, Jul 24, 2014
This blog was co-written by Ahsan Hadi and Ibrar Ahmed. Postgres provides a powerful feature called Foreign Data Wrappers (FDW) which enables DBAs to use the system as a single integration point to read, analyze and write to data from many remote data stores.  C developers can create new Foreign Data ...
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By EnterpriseDB Author, Jul 17, 2014
Recent big data news showed finally there was some recognition by Oracle that enterprises might have more than one database vendor in their environments. And these organizations might need to use specialized, NoSQL niche solutions to address special problems. Voila, one version of ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, May 30, 2014
The PostgreSQL community recently unveiled its next release with a PostgreSQL 9.4 beta candidate for public review and comment. This much-anticipated release kept up the momentum around JSON and features JSONB, a new JSON data type that stores JSON documents in a binary format that doesn’t ...
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By Vibhor Kumar, May 15, 2014
PostgreSQL 9.3  has lot of new improvement like the addition of new operators for JSON data type in postgreSQL, that prompted me to explore its features for NoSQL capabilities. MongoDB is one of NoSQL solutions that have gotten a great deal of attention in the NoSQL market. ...
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By Keith Alsheimer, May 13, 2014
The rise and fall of the Humvee have a few lessons for us in the database industry. Short of the artillery, some of the coolest features of the Humvee developed for military purposes—because the old Jeeps just couldn’t cut it—were incorporated into consumer vehicles. Humvees were positioned as family ...
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By Robert Haas, Apr 16, 2014
Last month, ZDNet published an interview with MongoDB CEO Max Schireson which took the position that the document databases, such as MongoDB, are better-suited to today's applications than traditional relational databases; ...
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By Robert Haas, Mar 18, 2014
A few weeks ago, Josh Berkus wrote a blog post on Why HStore2/jsonb is the most important patch of 9.4.  Everybody's going to have their own opinion on these kinds of questions, but for what it's ...
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By EnterpriseDB Author, Mar 12, 2014
A decade ago, most companies faced financial challenges related to the dot-com bubble burst. Today, we’ve just gone through what was likely the worst financial crisis we’ll see in our lifetime. Whatever the reason for the challenges, it’s clear that some technology vendors have been unable to respond to the economics ...
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By Ed Boyajian, Mar 05, 2014
EnterpriseDB is 10 years old this year and we marked this milestone with a record 70 percent increase in subscription revenue growth. In fact, the fourth quarter of 2013 was the 16th consecutive quarter of growth in subscription revenue for the company. That’s four years of steady growth as Postgres gained greater following ...
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By Marc Linster, Feb 14, 2014
What day could be better than Valentine’s Day to pen a blog about TOAST and 10 other things to love about Postgres? And this year is a good year for it because advances in recent releases have expanded the solution’s capacity to support larger workloads, new data types and unstructured or semi-structured data. So much more ...
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