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

What is Persistent ETL?

May 08, 2019
If you’ve made it to this blog you’ve probably heard the term “persistent” thrown around with ETL , and are curious about what they really mean together. Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) is the generic concept of taking data from one or more systems and placing it in another system, often in a different format. Persistence is just a fancy word for storing data. Simply put, persistent ETL is adding a storage mechanism to an ETL process. That pretty much covers th e what, but the why is much more interesting…
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Using HarperDB to Integrate Insurance Data

October 16, 2018
 
*e2Value UI powered by the HarperDB database (Street addresses blurred out for privacy)
 
You never know where you’re going to meet your next business connection. Fred (COO) and Stephen (CEO) met on an airplane years ago and founded HarperDB years later. This year, we met Todd Rissel, CEO of e2Value , at the IoTBuild conference in Santa Clara, CA. A little less of a chance encounter than a plane, but an introduction nonetheless. 
 
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How to Combine NoSQL and SQL to Drive Digital Transformation

September 17, 2018

 
We have written a lot about the technical need to combine NoSQL and SQL solutions for handling big data workloads.  That said, what are the business impacts of combining both NoSQL and SQL?  When should I use an object model vs . a query model?   What use cases require both?   Today we thought we would look at best practices for each as we have given this a lot of thought in designing HarperDB.  
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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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