It's t easy to find such a generous book on big data and databases. Fortunately, this book is the one. Feng Yu. Computing Reviews. June 28, 2016. This is a book for enterprise architects, database administrators, and developers who need to understand the latest developments in database techlogies. It is the book to help you choose the correct database techlogy at a time when concepts such as Big Data, NoSQL and NewSQL are making what used to be an easy choice into a complex decision with significant implications. The relational database (RDBMS) model completely dominated database techlogy for over 20 years. Today this one size fits all stability has been disrupted by a relatively recent explosion of new database techlogies. These paradigm-busting techlogies are powering the Big Data and NoSQL revolutions, as well as forcing fundamental changes in databases across the board. Deciding to use a relational database was once truly a -brainer, and the various commercial relational databases competed on price, performance, reliability, and ease of use rather than on fundamental architectures. Today we are faced with choices between radically different database techlogies. Choosing the right database today is a complex undertaking, with serious ecomic and techlogical consequences. Next Generation Databases demystifies today's new database techlogies. The book describes what each techlogy was designed to solve. It shows how each techlogy can be used to solve real word application and business problems. Most importantly, this book highlights the architectural differences between techlogies that are the critical factors to consider when choosing a database platform for new and upcoming projects. * Introduces the new techlogies that have revolutionized the database landscape * Describes how each techlogy can be used to solve specific application or business challenges * Reviews the most popular new wave databases and how they use these new database techlogies
Guy Harrison has worked with database technologies for more than 30 years. He is the Executive Director of Database tools R&D for the Dell Software Group and has is the author of five books on database development and optimization. He has written a monthly column for Database Trends and Applications for more than 10 years on Big Data, NoSQL, and Application development. Guy lives in Melbourne, Australia and has no leisure skills.
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