NoSQL technologies are well-suited for many new applications where traditional RDBMSes often don't perform or scale well - including systems requiring large-scale indexing, serving pages on high-traffic websites, and heavy-duty streaming media delivery. In NoSQL Distilled, renowned software expert Martin Fowler and Thoughtworks database consultant Pramod J. Sadalage demystify NoSQL, succinctly explore the architectural and design issues associated with implementing it, and offer realistic use cases.
Modeled after UML Distilled, Fowler's international best-seller, NoSQL Distilled covers all this and more: * Evaluating which enterprise applications NoSQL is (and isn't) appropriate for * Understanding the architectural tradeoffs associated with deploying NoSQL * Comparing leading NoSQL offerings such as MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, Riak, and Neo4J * Integrating NoSQL with legacy systems * Managing performance, reliability, availability, and recoverability * Overcoming widespread misconceptions about NoSQL and its tradeoffs * Understanding how NoSQL can support the transition to cloud-based systems * Using NoSQL in agile development environments * Applying NoSQL in search/retrieval, metadata management, text analysis, social networking, business intelligence, and financial services applications * Understanding NoSQL query languages, including Object Query MDX, and XQuery and more
Martin Fowler is the author of pioneering software development books such as Refactoring, Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, UML Distilled, and Domain-Specific Languages. A world-renowned author and speaker, he has worked in the software industry since the mid-80s. In 2000, he joined ThoughtWorks, where he focuses on better ways to design software systems and improve developer productivity. Pramod J. Sadalage, a ThoughtWorks consultant, has pioneered advanced practices and processes of evolutionary database design and database refactoring since 1999. He speaks widely on these and related topics.