Database

Commit Log: A commitment that Cassandra provides.

Welcome back, everyone. I have been working on Cassandra for quite some time now but never actually got to explore its working in depth. We know that its decentralized nature, as well as its ability to handle such a large volume of writes, makes it really commendable. But how does it manage to be efficient? How is it able to achieve what it is so Continue Reading

Lagom Persistence API with Couchbase

In this blog, I will talk about using Couchbase with Lagom’s Persistent Entity API. And then we will see how we can query for fetching the data. We already know that Lagom handles data persistence with ‘Persistent Entity’ which holds the state of individual entities. And to interact with them one must know the identifier of the entity. So Lagom provides the support to build Continue Reading

Firebase: RealtimeDB & Firestore

Recently, while searching for persistence solutions for one of our projects, we started considering the hosted and managed offerings on the Firebase Platform. Firebase has two primary database offerings, the original Realtime Database (RtDB) and the newer Cloud Firestore (CFS) which is currently in beta. In this post, we’ll briefly list down some of the current similarities and differences that we encountered while tinkering with Continue Reading

CAP Theorem for the distributed systems

A few days back I completed the certification for the 1st course of the Lightbend Reactive Architecture Advanced i.e. Building Scalable Systems. I found this course very helpful and informative to get the idea of Reactive architecture. So if you have not started yet, please go there and lets become reactive. There are few foundational courses as well to build the foundation of reactive architecture. Continue Reading

Cassandra Data Modeling

The goal of this blog is to explain the basic rules you should keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra. If you follow these rules, you’ll get pretty good performance out of the box. Let’s first discuss keys in Cassandra: Primary Key – Made by a single column. CREATE TABLE blogs ( key text PRIMARY KEY, data text ); Composite Key – Generated Continue Reading

Let’s start exploring DGraph – How to get started?

This blog is primarily aimed towards getting DGraph up and running on your local machine, create some schema in DGraph(alter), add/delete data from DGraph(mutation) and get the data from it(query). We are going to keep the blog simple, exploring each of the mentioned operation in detail in later blogs.

DynamoDB Core Components

Amazon DynamoDB: Core Components

  DynamoDB is a part of Amazon Web Services. It is a NoSQL database, which supports key-value and document data structures. In this blog, we will be discussing Core components of DynamoDb. Features of DynamoDb: It is a fully managed NoSQL database. It can store & retrieve any amount of data, and can serve any amount of traffic. To maintain fast performance, it distributes data Continue Reading

Is Apache Cassandra really the Database you need?

Welcome back, everyone. It has been quite some time since I have been working with Cassandra. To be honest, it is a quite cool database. Its decentralized nature, as well as its ability to handle such a large volume of writes, is really commendable. But as we know nothing is perfect. So is the Cassandra Database. What I mean by this is that you cannot Continue Reading

The Rise Of Scanamo: Async Access For DynamoDB In Scala

Scanamo is a library to use DynamoDB with Scala in a simpler manner with less error-prone code. Now the question is  “Why should anyone use it?” The answer is very simple. As DynamoDB clients provided by AWS are not available in Scala DSL. So there are a number of libraries available for DynamoDB to write your queries in Scala. But what makes Scanamo different from other Continue Reading

Distributed Transactions and Saga Patterns

In a Knolx session organized by Knoldus, we discussed the idea of following Saga Patterns. For that to be more accessible, I’d like to share the session with the help of this blog. Service-oriented architecture has given us enough advantages to be a predominant architecture in our Industry, but it can’t be all sunshine and rainbows. There are use cases where monoliths are not only Continue Reading

MongoDB vs RDBMS and it’s Advantages

In this blog, I will introduce you with the MongoDB and will draw a comparison with RDBMS and highlight its advantages over the later. MongoDB is a No SQL database.  It is an open-source, cross-platform, document-oriented database written in C++. MongoDB is developed by the company named 10gen. They define MongoDB as: “Mongo DB is scalable, open source, high performance, document-oriented database.” Why MongoDB? In this section, we will Continue Reading

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