Hello world! My name is Sam and I am the newest member of the HarperDB Engineering Team.
While I may be relatively new, I have been following the company since they launched last year(I’ve known Stephen since college) and jumped at the opportunity to join this awesome team. I was and still am excited by the opportunity to help develop a database solution that is fully-indexed with no data duplication while also supporting full SQL and NoSQL within a single model. In Node.js, no less!
We have talked a lot in our blog about NoSQL vs SQL covering the pluses and minuses of both. You can read in more detail about our perspectives on this topic in Kyle’s blog NoSQL & SQL: Why Can't We Be Friends? To summarize, at HarperDB we feel that for high scale data ingestion and uptime,NoSQL is awesome. For business analytics we feel that SQL is still king. We feel both have something incredibly valuable to contribute to the technology landscape. However, we didn’t feel that anyone was providing a solution for both in a way that makes sense.