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Is It Time To Rethink Running your Database In Docker?

As long as Docker has existed, developers have been using it to run databases in development mode.  But once you get past development and test, the database experts have quickly crushed any thoughts of running containerized databases in production.  Why?  A variety of reasons: the vendor doesn't support or endorse (or allow) it; DBAs don't trust it; the storage is volatile; it's faster and more stable on physical or dedicated virtual nodes; and so on.  These are all common and not irrational objections to containerizing your database.  But one vendor appears to be daring to go there: Couchbase has recently released the first version of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes.  This means that a commercial database vendor sees the value of containers and kubernetes and wants to help you make it happen. What is it? The CouchbaseAutonomous Operator for Kubernetes (operator) is a vendor-supported way of running your database in kubernetes.  It provides support for many (not all … [Read More...]

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Architecting for Kubernetes

Image courtesy Jonathan Leung (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathan-leung/) under license CC BY-SA 2.0 Docker is taking over the world. Developers love it because it allows them to experiment without polluting their machines. It's easy to create docker … [Read More...]


Machine Learning Solutions: Recommender System Design

Recommender systems are now ubiquitous in our daily lives. From Amazon indicating similar products, to Netflix suggesting TV shows, even down to which version of a given advertisement you get in the mail, every business seems to be using recommender systems in … [Read More...]


Enterprise data integration with the MarkLogic Data Hub Framework

Data integration is one of the most familiar and difficult business challenges. For years, we have invested in technologies that are inflexible by modern standards, but today’s demands for agility and volume cannot be met by yesterday’s systems and … [Read More...]


MarkLogic 9 introduces row-oriented views and the Optic API

MarkLogic has always been adept at storing a variety of data types: XML, JSON, RDF, text, and binary. Its powerful search capabilities, rich APIs, and support for many kinds of data in a variety of languages have made it a flexible choice for addressing a wide … [Read More...]


Data Data Everywhere

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Apache Solr JDBC - Background

Apache Solr JDBC – How to get involved

Overview My previous post in my Apache Solr JDBC blog series showed how to connect Apache Zeppelin (incubating) to Apache Solr. This post describes how you can get involved with Apache Solr and the JDBC driver. This post was inspired by the great Lucidworks … [Read More...]