A beginner's guide to get you up and running with Cassandra, DynamoDB, HBase, InfluxDB, MongoDB, Neo4j, and Redis
If you are a budding DBA or a developer who wants to get started with the fundamentals of NoSQL databases, this book is for you. Relational DBAs who want to get insights into the various offerings of popular NoSQL databases will also find this book to be very useful.
This is the golden age of open source NoSQL databases. With enterprises having to work with large amounts of unstructured data and moving away from expensive monolithic architecture, the adoption of NoSQL databases is rapidly increasing. Being familiar with the popular NoSQL databases and knowing how to use them is a must for budding DBAs and developers.
This book introduces you to the different types of NoSQL databases and gets you started with seven of the most popular NoSQL databases used by enterprises today. We start off with a brief overview of what NoSQL databases are, followed by an explanation of why and when to use them. The book then covers the seven most popular databases in each of these categories: MongoDB, Amazon DynamoDB, Redis, HBase, Cassandra, InfluxDB, and Neo4j. The book doesn't go into too much detail about each database but teaches you enough to get started with them.
By the end of this book, you will have a thorough understanding of the different NoSQL databases and their functionalities, empowering you to select and use the right database according to your needs.
This book is a quick-start guide with short and simple introductory content on the seven popular databases.
Aaron Ploetz is the NoSQL Engineering Lead for Target, where his DevOps team supports Cassandra, MongoDB, and Neo4j. He has been named a DataStax MVP for Apache Cassandra three times and has presented at multiple events, including the DataStax Summit and Data Day Texas. Aaron earned a BS in Management/Computer Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and an MS in Software Engineering from Regis University. He and his wife, Coriene, live with their three children in the Twin Cities area.