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Setup MongoDB Replica Set in 4 steps

Introduction Before going into details of configuring MongoDB replica sets, let me give brief details about same: Replica Set is the feature provided by the Mongodb database to achieve high availability and automatic failover. It is kinda traditional master-slave configuration but have capability of automatic failover. It is basically group/cluster of the mongod instances which communicates, replicates to each other ...

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Making Sense Out of Datomic, The Revolutionary Non-NoSQL Database

I have finally managed to understand one of the most unusual databases of today, Datomic, and would like to share it with you. Thanks to Stuart Halloway and his workshop! Why? Why?!? As we shall see shortly, Datomic is very different from the traditional RDBMS databases as well as the various NoSQL databases. It even isn’t a database – it ...

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MongoDB Primary Keys Are Your Friend

All documents in a MongoDB collection have a primary key dubbed _id. This field is automatically assigned to a document upon insert, so there’s rarely a need to provide it. What’s interesting about the _id field is that it is time based. That is, the underlying type of _id, which is ObjectId, is a 12-byte BSON type, and 4 of ...

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MongoDB to CSV

Every once in a while, I need to give a non-technical user (like a business analyst) data residing in MongoDB; consequently, I export the target data as a CSV file (which they can presumably slice and dice once they import it into Excel or some similar tool). Mongo has a handy export utility that takes a bevy of options, however, ...

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A 3 Step Guide to Getting Started with NoSQL

I have been looking in to NoSQL databases for few months and would like to share my experience with it. This is a post might help you if you indent to start learning about the NoSQL Databases. I would try to link the resources which I found useful here. Step 1: What is NoSQL? NoSQL DEFINITION: Next Generation Databases mostly ...

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Caching with Spring Data Redis


In the example below, I’ll show you how to use the Spring Data – Redis project as a caching provider for the Spring Cache Abstraction that was introduced in Spring 3.1. I get a lot of questions about how to use Spring’s Java based configuration so I’ll provide both XML and Java based configurations for your review. Dependencies The following ...

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MongoDB Authentication

I recently updated mongometer to make it a bit more flexible. Shortly after releasing the new version, one of the users fed back an issue via a comment on the post. I booted up my machine, opened up my IDE, found the issue and had pushed the fix out to github within half-an-hour. This isn’t a quick turn-around, success story ...

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SpiderMonkey to V8 for MongoDB and mongometer

With 10gen switching the default JavaScript engine for MongoDB 2.3/2.4 from SpiderMonkey to V8 I thought I’d take the opportunity to compare the relative performances of the releases using mongometer. Being a Security bod, I really should have looked at the Additional Authentication Features first… Hey ho. I’ll document the steps taken during the comparison, including the set up, so ...

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