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Professional NoSQL

Cover of Professional NoSQL by Shashank Tiwari Published by Wrox
  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Part I: Getting Started
    1. Chapter 1: NoSQL: What It Is and Why You Need it
      1. Definition and Introduction
      2. Sorted Ordered Column-Oriented Stores
      3. Key/Value Stores
      4. Document Databases
      5. Graph Databases
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: Hello NoSQL: Getting Initial Hands-on Experience
      1. First Impressions — Examining Two Simple Examples
      2. Working with Language Bindings
      3. Summary
    3. Chapter 3: Interfacing and Interacting with NoSQL
      1. If No SQL, Then What?
      2. Language Bindings for NoSQL Data Stores
      3. Summary
  5. Part II: Learning the NoSQL Basics
    1. Chapter 4: Understanding the Storage Architecture
      1. Working with Column-Oriented Databases
      2. HBase Distributed Storage Architecture
      3. Document Store Internals
      4. Understanding Key/Value Stores in Memcached and Redis
      5. Eventually Consistent Non-relational Databases
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 5: Performing CRUD Operations
      1. Creating Records
      2. Accessing Data
      3. Updating and Deleting Data
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 6: Querying NoSQL Stores
      1. Similarities Between SQL and MongoDB Query Features
      2. Accessing Data from Column-Oriented Databases Like HBase
      3. Querying Redis Data Stores
      4. Summary
    4. Chapter 7: Modifying Data Stores and Managing Evolution
      1. Changing Document Databases
      2. Schema Evolution in Column-Oriented Databases
      3. HBase Data Import and Export
      4. Data Evolution in Key/Value Stores
      5. Summary
    5. Chapter 8: Indexing and Ordering Data Sets
      1. Essential Concepts Behind a Database Index
      2. Indexing and Ordering in MongoDB
      3. Creating and Using Indexes in MongoDB
      4. Indexing and Ordering in CouchDB
      5. Indexing in Apache Cassandra
      6. Summary
    6. Chapter 9: Managing Transactions and Data Integrity
      1. RDBMS AND ACID
      2. Distributed ACID Systems
      3. Upholding CAP
      4. Consistency Implementations in a Few NoSQL Products
      5. Summary
  6. Part III: Gaining Proficiency with NoSQL
    1. Chapter 10: Using NoSQL in the Cloud
      1. Google App Engine Data Store
      2. Amazon SimpleDB
      3. Summary
    2. Chapter 11: Scalable Parallel Processing with MapReduce
      1. Understanding MapReduce
      2. MapReduce with HBase
      3. MapReduce Possibilities and Apache Mahout
      4. Summary
    3. Chapter 12: Analyzing Big Data with Hive
      1. Hive Basics
      2. Back to Movie Ratings
      3. Good Old SQL
      4. JOIN(s) in Hive QL
      5. Summary
    4. Chapter 13: Surveying Database Internals
      1. MongoDB Internals
      2. Membase Architecture
      3. Hypertable Under the Hood
      4. Apache Cassandra
      5. Berkeley DB
      6. Summary
  7. Part IV: Mastering NoSQL
    1. Chapter 14: Choosing Among NoSQL Flavors
      1. Comparing NoSQL Products
      2. Benchmarking Performance
      3. Contextual Comparison
      4. Summary
    2. Chapter 15: Coexistence
      1. Using MySQL as a NoSQL Solution
      2. Mostly Immutable Data Stores
      3. Web Frameworks and NoSQL
      4. Migrating from RDBMS to NoSQL
      5. Summary
    3. Chapter 16: Performance Tuning
      1. Goals of Parallel Algorithms
      2. Influencing Equations
      3. Partitioning
      4. Scheduling in Heterogeneous Environments
      5. Additional MapReduce Tuning
      6. HBase Coprocessors
      7. Leveraging Bloom Filters
      8. Summary
    4. Chapter 17: Tools and Utilities
      1. RRDTool
      2. Nagios
      3. Scribe
      4. Flume
      5. Chukwa
      6. Pig
      7. Nodetool
      8. OpenTSDB
      9. Solandra
      10. Hummingbird and C5t
      11. GeoCouch
      12. Alchemy Database
      13. Webdis
      14. Summary
  8. Appendix: Installation and Setup Instructions
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Chapter 1

NoSQL: What It Is and Why You Need It

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Defining NoSQL
  • Setting context by explaining the history of NoSQL’s emergence
  • Introducing the NoSQL variants
  • Listing a few popular NoSQL products

Congratulations! You have made the first bold step to learn NoSQL.

Like most new and upcoming technologies, NoSQL is shrouded in a mist of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. The world of developers is probably divided into three groups when it comes to NoSQL:

  • Those who love it — People in this group are exploring how NoSQL fits in an application stack. They are using it, creating it, and keeping abreast with the developments in the world of NoSQL.
  • Those who deny it — Members of this group are either focusing on NoSQL’s shortcomings or are out to prove that it’s worthless.
  • Those who ignore it — Developers in this group are agnostic either because they are waiting for the technology to mature, or they believe NoSQL is a passing fad and ignoring it will shield them from the rollercoaster ride of “a hype cycle,” or have simply not had a chance to get to it.
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Gartner coined the term hype cycle to represent the maturity, adoption, and application of a technology. Read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hype_cycle.

I am a member of the first group. Writing a book on the subject is testimony enough to prove that I like the technology. Both the groups of NoSQL lovers and ...

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