Java development 2.0, NoSQL

Schemaless data modeling with Bigtable and Groovy's Gaelyk

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Andrew Glover

Date archived: February 22, 2017 | First published: May 11, 2010

NoSQL datastores like Bigtable and CouchDB are moving from margin to center in the Web 2.0 era because they solve the problem of scalability, and they solve it on a massive scale. Google and Facebook are just two of the big names that have bought in to NoSQL, and we're in early days yet. Schemaless datastores are fundamentally different from traditional relational databases, but leveraging them is easier than you might think, especially if you start with a domain model, rather than a relational one.

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