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 and manipulatingvast quantities of data. Most NoSQL databases scale well as data grows and often are flexible enough to accommodate semi-structured and sparse data sets. This comprehensive hands-on guide presents fundamental concepts and practical solutions for using NoSQL databases. Expert author Shashank Tiwari begins with a helpful introduction to NoSQL, explaining its characteristics and typical uses. He then looks at where it fits in the application stack. His unique insights help you choose which NoSQL solutions are 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, and document databases

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

  • Explains ways of storing, accessing, and querying data in NoSQL databases 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, and scalable 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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