Insights and Updates

Read the HarperDB teams’ thoughts on database technology topics such as SQL, NOSQL, Schema-less architecture, IoT, Big Data, and more

HarperDB’s Exploded Data Model

June 20, 2018

If you’ve looked around our website, talked to us at a trade show, or read an article about us, you’ve probably heard about our exploded data model. This is the keystone of HarperDB’s innovative database solution. Our patent-pending exploded data model is the reason we are fully-indexed with no data duplication, it’s why we can support full SQL and NoSQL within a single model, and it’s the basis for even more innovative features to come. I know, I know, that’s all well and good, but how does it work?

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The Shift to Developer Focused Product

June 13, 2018
Good developers are hard to find. That becomes painfully obvious when you look at the explosion of salaries in S ilicon V alley and the software industry in general. Companies are doing anything they can to recruit developers from crazy bonuses to crazy workplace amenities. We’re guilty of it too . O ur office has a pingpong table, a popcorn machine, a video game room, and a kegerator. It’s ridiculous, but I’m not complaining. As great as all the perks may sound, the day job of development is still not easy. A major contributor to developer frustration are the tools and technologies they work with day-to-day. Many of these tools were originally developed years ago to solve complex problems without regard for simplicity of use.
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The Pendulum Swing to the Edge

June 05, 2018
It’s funny how the pendulum swings in the technology world.   First we started with mainframes, then moved to personal computers, now we’re back to the cloud.   Remote, local, remote. Right now we’re on the forefront of the pendulum swinging back again, this time to edge computing. 
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How to Pick a Database for your IoT Project

May 29, 2018
There are a lot of things to consider when jumping into a new IoT project such as security, connectivity, hardware, device management, battery life, sensor types, and many more.  One of the things that often become s an afterthought is data management.  That said , data management can have a major impact on many of the aforementioned areas.  The goal of this article is to look at some common decision points that should be considered when evaluating a product.  


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