Insights and Updates

Read the HarperDB teams’ thoughts on database technology topics such as SQL, NOSQL, Edge Computing, IoT, Industry 4.0, and more

The Risks of Multi-Tier Database Architecture

September 04, 2018

Over the last several years multi-tiered database architectures have become increasingly popular. These architectures typically consist of multiple different database products and can be made up of NoSQL products, SQL products, In-Memory products, Object stores etc.  A lot has been written about the benefits and the advantages.  

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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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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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