Data Data Everywhere

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How NoSQL complements traditional relational databases I like working with traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS).  There is something elegant about good table design and the physical implementation of a database.  I like running SQL statements and looking at data along with figuring out how to get specific result sets.  I’m not sure why this […]

Purchase Transaction Alerting with Couchbase and Kafka

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During my experience with Couchbase, I have found a number of useful integration points to enhance its capabilities. One example is Apache Kafka. Kafka is a global commit log messaging service that has recently gained popularity as a distributed tool to provide a data transport layer to large systems. With Couchbase, as with any data […]

On Demand Recommendations with N1QL

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Last month I posted a Market Basket Analysis example using Couchbase and Spark: Combining Operational and Analytical Big Data Using Couchbase and Spark: A Market Basket Analysis Example. I used Couchbase as an operational data store for market basket data, transported the data using the Couchbase Spark Connector, then did the MBA in Spark. It […]

Modernizing the Online HR System

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In the mid-1990s, one of my first assignments as an IT Consultant was to build an online HR system.  The client wanted an extranet portal system enabling searching capabilities on personnel by departments or names or location, accessible to partners as well as internally.  During this time, all companies were rushing to move applications to […]