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John W. Verity

The Document-Oriented Database: No SQL, Just Speed

John W. Verity
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12/27/2012 1:52:29 PM
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Re: Notes
The trick, here, is the ability to store clumps of data as objects, or documents, with an identifier that makes it very easy and fast to find and retrieve them.

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JohnVerity
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12/6/2012 7:37:44 PM
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Re: Notes
Lotus Notes is a collaboration tool, not a general-purpose DBMS. I had not heard of its use of a document-based satastore, but that makes perfect sense. I wonder how many people are still using Notes, which is now an IBM product. 

And I wonder what has happened to Jim Manzi, former head of Lotus, and the guy who sold Notes (and perhaps the whole company) to Big Blue. He was a smart dude. 

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Henrisha
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12/6/2012 1:35:06 AM
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Re: Notes
I've heard of Lotus Notes, although I haven't really used it. It's interesting to see how these document-oriented databses are being used, by a number of big-name companies at that. With 10Gen and Couchbase and the other players in the market, it seems like there's also some healthy competition going on. And that's never bad for the consumers and end users.

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toby
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12/5/2012 6:33:21 AM
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Notes
John, thanks for a helpful overview. I think Lotus came up with this concept back in the Notes product which use the document model for all it's databases. It turned out to be a very flexible and adaptable solution, only recently overtaken by Sharepoint and probably not for any good reasons....:)

 

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11/30/2012 11:51:33 PM
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Re: NoSQL is an umbrella term
"  It's important to understand, though, that NoSQL refers to at least four different types of database, all of them fairly different. Document-oriented databases are one of those four"

Ah thanks John, this really is still a new concept that I am still trying to digest.

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JohnVerity
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11/30/2012 6:56:23 PM
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NoSQL is an umbrella term
I've not heard about newspapers using it to digitize content, but that very well could be. I could see how it might be used to store the content, and dish it out, once the content has been digitized. And yes, NoSQL DBMS are finding use all over. 

It's important to understand, though, that NoSQL refers to at least four different types of database, all of them fairly different. Document-oriented databases are one of those four.

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Virtual
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11/30/2012 6:39:16 PM
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NoSQL Gaining Ground
NoSQL is a great new technique for Databases,  I was under the impression that one of it's major  uses is by Newpaper companies to digitize old content.  So I am really surprised to learn companies like FB and LinkedIn are using it as well.

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