Professional NoSQL
By Shashank Tiwari
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 408

A hands-on guide to leveraging NoSQL databases

NoSQL databases are efficient, powerful tools for storing andmanipulatingvast quantities of data. Most NoSQL databases scalewell as data grows and often are flexible enough to accommodatesemi-structured and sparse data sets. This comprehensive hands-onguide presents fundamental concepts and practical solutions forusing NoSQL databases. Expert author Shashank Tiwari begins with ahelpful introduction to NoSQL, explaining its characteristics andtypical uses. He then looks at where it fits in the applicationstack. His unique insights help you choose which NoSQL solutionsare best for solving your specific data storage needs.

Professional NoSQL:

  • Demystifies key concepts that relate to NoSQL databases,including column-family oriented stores, key/value databases, anddocument databases

  • Delves into installing and configuring a number of NoSQLproducts and the Hadoop family of products

  • Explains ways of storing, accessing, and querying data in NoSQLdatabases through examples that use MongoDB, HBase, Cassandra,Redis, CouchDB, Google App Engine Datastore, and more

  • Examines architecture and internals

  • Provides guidelines for optimal usage, performance tuning, andscalable configurations

  • Presents a number of tools and utilities relating to NoSQL,distributed platforms, and scalable processing, including Hive,Pig, RRDtool, Nagios, and more

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