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MongoDB vs. Cassandra

I am evaluating what might be the best migration option. Currently, I am on a sharded MySQL (horizontal partition), with most of my data stored in JSON blobs. I do not have any complex SQL q
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What scalability problems have you encountered using a NoSQL data store?

NoSQL refers to non-relational data stores that break with the history of relational databases and ACID guarantees. Popular open source NoSQL data stores include:
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NoSQL (MongoDB) vs Lucene (or Solr) as your database

With the NoSQL movement growing based on document-based databases, I've looked at MongoDB lately. I have noticed a striking similarity with how to treat items as "Documents", just like Lucene does
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Ways to implement data versioning in MongoDB

Can you share your thoughts how would you implement data versioning in MongoDB. (I've asked simil
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Non-Relational Database Design

I'm interested in hearing about design strategies you have used with non-relational "nosql" databases - that is, the (mostly new) class of data stores that don't use traditional re
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Facebook Architecture

I have been scrounging for articles/info about the architecture at Facebook, the challenges & ways they tackle them. What they use & why they use. How do they scale & what are the desig
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What should I choose: MongoDB/Cassandra/Redis/CouchDB?

We're developing a really big project and I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice about what DB backend should we pick. Our system is compound by 1100 electronic devices that send
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What's The Best Practice In Designing A Cassandra Data Model?

And what are the pitfalls to avoid? Are there any deal breaks for you? E.g., I've heard that exporting/importing the Cassandra data is very difficult, making me wonder if that's going to hinder syn
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Large scale data processing Hbase vs Cassandra

I am nearly landed at Cassandra after my research on large scale data storage solutions. But its generally said that Hbase is better solution for large scale data processing and analysis. W
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Which key value store is the most promising/stable?

I'm looking to start using a key/value store for some side projects (mostly as a learning experience), but so many have popped up in the recent past that I've got no idea where to begin. Just listi
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Life without JOINs... understanding, and common practices

Lots of "BAW"s (big ass-websites) are using data storage and retrieval techniques that rely on huge tables with indexes, and using queries that won't/can't use JOINs in their queries (BigTable, HQL
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Cassandra server throws java.lang.AssertionError: DecoratedKey(...) != DecoratedKey

I'm currently experimenting around with Cassandra. On the client-side (with Hector) I look up a few keys like this: ColumnFamilyResult<String, String> result = template
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Best data store for billions of rows

I need to be able to store small bits of data (approximately 50-75 bytes) for billions of records (~3 billion/month for a year). The only requirement is fast inserts and fast lookups for all
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What is the difference between Cassandra and CouchDB?

I'm looking at both projects and I can't really see the difference from Cassandra Site: Cassandra is a highly scalable, eventually consistent, distributed, structured k
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Switching from MySQL to Cassandra - Pros/Cons?

For a bit of background - this question deals with a project running on a single small EC2 instance, and is about to migrate to a medium one. The main components are Django, MySQL and a large numbe
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What does "Document-oriented" vs. Key-Value mean when talking about MongoDB vs Cassandra?

What does going with a document based NoSQL option buy you over a KV store, and vice-versa?
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When NOT to use Cassandra?

There has been a lot of talk related to Cassandra lately. Twitter, Digg, Facebook, etc all use it. When does it make sense to:
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Why are document stores like Lucene / Solr not included in NoSQL conversations?

All of us have come across the recent hype of no-SQL solutions lately. MongoDB, CouchDB, BigTable, Cassandra, and others have been listed as no-SQL options. Here's an example:
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Difference between Document-based and Key/Value-based databases?

I know there are three different, popular types of non-sql databases. Key/Value: Redis, Tokyo Cabinet, Memcached ColumnFamily: Cassandra, HBase Document: MongoDB, Cou
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Explain Merkle Trees for use in Eventual Consistency

Merkle Trees are used as an anti-entropy mechanism in several distributed, replicated key/value stores:
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How to choose between Cassandra, Membase, Hadoop, MongoDB, RDBMS etc.?

Is there a paper/blog-post on when to use Cassandra or Membase or Hadoop or plain old relational databases ? Is there a paper discussing the strengths/weaknesses of each, and on what scenarios eith
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Redis, CouchDB or Cassandra?

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the various NoSQL databases available? In particular, it seems like Redis is weak when it comes to distributing write load over multiple servers. Is
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How to use Cassandra in Django framework

Is there any robust way of implementing Cassandra back end to a web application developed using Django web framework. Thanks
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Is Cassandra production ready for Ruby on Rails?

I'm working on a project that is considering using Cassandra as a database. We would like to eventually migrate to Cassandra even if we use MySQL to start with, given its scalability. I know that b
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Cassandra port usage - how are the ports used?

When experimenting with Cassandra I've observed that Cassandra listens to the following ports: TCP *:8080 TCP *:8888 TCP *:57311 TCP *:57312 TCP 127
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What is an SSTable?

In BigTable/GFS and Cassandra terminology, what is the definition of a SSTable?
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Cassandra Client Java API's

I have recently started working with Cassandra Database. Now I am in the process of evaluating which Cassandra client we should go forward with. I have seen various post on sta
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storing massive ordered time series data in bigtable derivatives

I am trying to figure out exactly what these new fangled data stores such as bigtable, hbase and cassandra really are. I work with massive amounts of stock market data, billions of rows of p
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Row count of a column family in Cassandra

Is there a way to get a row count (key count) of a single column family in Cassandra? get_count can only be used to get the column count. For instance, if I have a column family containing u
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How does Voldemort compare to Cassandra?

How does Voldemort compare to Cassandra? I'm not talking about size of community and only wan
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PHP-friendly NoSQL solutions

I'm looking to use a NoSQL solution for my next project, which will be written in PHP. What choices do I have in terms of NoSQL solutions that can easily interfaced via PHP? I haven't done much thi
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MongoDB vs. Redis vs. Cassandra for a fast-write, temporary row storage solution

I'm building a system that tracks and verifies ad impressions and clicks. This means that there are a lot of insert commands (about 90/second average, peaking at 250) and some read operations, but
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MySQL and NoSQL: Help me to choose the right one

There is a big database, 1,000,000,000 rows, called threads (these threads actually exist, I'm not making things harder just because of I enjoy it). Threads has only a few stuff in it, to make thin
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Sorted String Table (SSTable) or B+ Tree for a Database Index?

Using two databases to illustrate this example: CouchDB and Cassandra. CouchDB C
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bigtable vs cassandra vs simpledb vs dynamo vs couchdb vs hypertable vs riak vs hbase, what do they have in common?

Sorry if this question is somewhat subjective. I am new to 'could store', 'distributed store' or some concepts like this. I really wonder what do they have in common and want to get an overview on
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What are the best uses of document stores?

I have been hearing a lot about document oriented data stores like CouchDB. I understand the uses of BigTable like stores such as Cassandra. After reading
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Scala + Akka: How to develop a Multi-Machine Highly Available Cluster

We're developing a server system in Scala + Akka for a game that will serve clients in Android, iPhone, and Second Life. There are parts of this server that need to be highly available, running on
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Why Does the Leap Second Cause Problems?

So at this moment (but most likely not for long) Reddit, Meetup, Fark, LinkedIn, Yelp, 4Chan are all down. Netflix apparently was out for a while too. According to Reddit's tweet, they are h
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anybody tried neo4j vs titan - pros and cons

Can anybody please provide or point out to a good comparison between Neo4j and Titan? One thing i can see is in terms of scale - Titan is scaleout and requires an underlying scalable datastore like
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What are the best ways to store Graphs in persistent storage

I am wondering what the best ways to store graphs in persistent storage are, for later analysis, search, clustering, etc. I see neo4j being an option, I am curious if there are also other gr