Over the years, I learned the hard way that, with the exception of a few niche use cases, NoSQL databases such as AWS DynamoDB or Apache Cassandra are not always a good idea.
Operations costs are the Achille’s heel of NoSQL
NoSQL databases scale by adding more commodity servers. With more commodity servers come increased costs and complexities. Some NoSQL systems are better at this than others and need less.
Ten Questions to Consider Before Choosing Cassandra
1. Do you know what your queries will look like ? In traditional SQL you design your data model to represent your business objects. Your queries can then evolve over time and can be ad-hoc. You can even create views, materialized or otherwise, to facilitate even more complex analytical queries. Cassandra does not offer … Continue reading Ten Questions to Consider Before Choosing Cassandra
Trying to Replace Cassandra with DynamoDB ? Not so fast
In November last year I pointed out how tempted I was to replace Cassandra with DynamoDB. Since then I have done some research and things are not as straightforward as they may seem at first. I'd like to revisit my post and clarify a few things. On elasticity of Cassandra I said the following: Scaling … Continue reading Trying to Replace Cassandra with DynamoDB ? Not so fast
Why I am Tempted to Replace Cassandra With DynamoDB
I have written about Cassandra in the past. I have been using Cassandra actively for the past three years, and I am one of the big advocates of technology out there. However, as I have pointed in this blog and on my Twitter page - if you plan on scaling Cassandra out, be prepared to … Continue reading Why I am Tempted to Replace Cassandra With DynamoDB
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