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NDP022: Couchbase, the Engagement NoSQL Database

In this episode I'm joined with Justin Michaels from Couchbase where we talk about Couchbase Server, an Engagement NoSQL Database. On a previous episode, I had Wayne Carter on the show talking about Couchbase Mobile. This time around Justin and I explore the server oriented open source product.


NDP021: NoSQL on the Blockchain

In this episode I'm joined by Brian Platz from FlureeDB and we talk about a new kind of NoSQL database that is both Graph and Document and leverages the blockchain.


NDP020: Second Generation NoSQL with Aerospike

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Faulkes from the NoSQL database company, Aerospike where we talk about how it fits in the database space for modern application development.


NDP019: Mobile Development with Realm

In this episode I'm joined by Eric Maxwell and my colleague, Priya Rajagopal, where we discuss the very popular mobile database, Realm. Eric is a Developer Advocate at Realm and we discuss everything from how data is stored, to how you use and query Realm in modern applications. If you're interested in staying in contact with anyone on the show, our Twitter information is @rajagp, @nraboy, and @emmax


NDP018: Microsoft DocumentDB for NoSQL in the Cloud

In this episode I am joined by Kirill Gavrylyuk, who works at Microsoft on the Azure DocumentDB team, where we talk about NoSQL as a hosted solution as well as Microsoft's NoSQL solution, DocumentDB. Kirill discusses why DocumentDB is such a great solution and how developers and administrators can get started with it.


NDP017: Marten for .NET Developers

In this episode I am joined by Jeremy Miller, the author of the database wrapper Marten, and co-host Matt Groves, where we talk about Marten and how it fits with .NET development. If you're not familiar, Marten is a document database wrapper for PostgreSQL, which makes it a lot easier for .NET developers to use NoSQL. If you have any questions regarding this episode you can reach out to any of us on Twitter at @nraboy, @mgroves, or @jeremydmiller.


NDP016: The MEAN Stack for Application Development

In this episode I'm joined by Jonathan Casarrubias, owner of the website, where we discuss the MongoDB, Express Framework, Angular, and Node (MEAN) development stack. The MEAN stack is a very popular development stack, not only because it is quick, but because development is very easy. After all, each technology in the stack has some JavaScript background. Learn about how to get started and why its more convenient than RDBMS alternative stacks.


NDP015: Cassandra and the Tabular Database

In this episode I am joined by previous guest, Tim Berglund, from DataStax, where we discuss the NoSQL database Cassandra and how it fits versus the alternatives and relational databases. Cassandra is a tabular database, sometimes referred to as a column database, something different than the previous database types discussed on the show.


NDP014: NoSQL on Mobile with Couchbase Mobile

In this episode I am joined by Wayne Carter, Chief Architect on Couchbase Mobile at Couchbase, where we explore NoSQL on Android, iOS, Internet of Things (IoT), and desktop devices. Couchbase Mobile is composed of three components, Couchbase Lite, Couchbase Sync Gateway, and Couchbase Server, which all work together towards a fast and reliable cross platform NoSQL solution. Learn about popular NoSQL use-cases and how it compares to SQLite and other NoSQL solutions in this episode.


NDP013: Docker with Distributed NoSQL Databases

In this episode I'm joined by Docker Champion and NoSQL advocate, Arun Gupta where we discuss containers and the relevance and usefulness of them with NoSQL distributed databases. Learn about some of the differences between containers and virtual machines as well as some of the orchestration frameworks available. You'll walk away with solid information on why you should give Docker and NoSQL a chance within your organization.


NDP012: Firebase Instead of SQLite in Mobile Applications

In this episode I'm joined by Chris Esplin, Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Firebase, where we talk about the Back-end as a Service (BaaS) platform Firebase as an alternative option to SQLite in mobile applications. Firebase can be considered a NoSQL solution because of the way it stores data in a flexible manner. We discuss some of the things it can do and where it offers value as a database solution for mobile. Any questions regarding this episode can be sent to


NDP011: Data for Mobile Developers

In this episode I'm joined by Cesare Rocchi, a mobile developer and popular author for Ray Wenderlich, where we discuss data in mobile applications. Pretty much every mobile application has a dependency of working with or storing data and we explore some of the available technologies and how developers are using them to get the job done. If you have any questions for the speakers, send them to


NDP010: In-Memory Data Grids with Hazelcast

In this episode I'm joined by Viktor Gamov from the company Hazelcast where we discuss in-memory data grids, or in particular, Hazelcast. You'll learn everything from how Hazelcast is scaled, to how or why Hazelcast works so well for certain tasks. If you have any questions for the speakers, send them to


NDP008: Oracle NoSQL and How it Integrates with RDBMS

In this episode I am joined by Ashok Joshi from Oracle where we discuss Oracle' NoSQL database platform. Oracle's relational database platform is huge and there are many users, but many are unfamiliar with Oracle's NoSQL offerings. Based on BerkeleyDB, Oracle's NoSQL database is a scalable solution that pairs nicely with its relational database platform. We discuss things ranging from querying with Oracle NoSQL to how you can get the RDBMS to retrieve data from it. If you have any...


NDP007: Service Deployment with Juju Charms

In this episode I am joined by Michael Hall from Canonical and Jose Antonio Rey, a popular Charm contributor. Juju Charms are a quick way to deploy applications to various cloud platforms with only a few commands. Here we discuss what Charms are and why they are convenient to use versus other solutions. Then we discuss how NoSQL database deployment sees an advantage when it comes to easily being able to deploy and scale. For more information on Juju Charms, visit


NDP006: RavenDB, a NoSQL Database for .NET

In this episode I am joined by Oren Eini, who is sometimes referred to as Ayende Rahien. Oren is the creator of RavenDB, a popular NoSQL document database for .NET developers. I am also joined by my friend and colleague, Matthew Groves, who is a .NET developer. Matthew helps me get all the details from Oren when it comes to RavenDB such as how it operates from a technical perspective, who the target audience is, and what kind of frameworks or SDKs are available. If you'd like to reach...


NDP005: Big Data and Where it Fits with NoSQL

In this episode I'm joined by Anand Iyer from Cloudera and we chat about widely used Big Data platforms and technologies. For example, we discuss Hadoop and its underlying MapReduce technology. We also talk about Apache Spark and what it brings to the table in comparison to Hadoop. Anand does a great job at getting into the fine technical details for all the technologies discussed in the episode. If you have any questions regarding this episode, send them to


NDP004: Querying with NoSQL

In this podcast episode I'm joined by colleagues, Keshav Murthy who is the Director of Query and Prasad Varakur who is the Product Manager for N1QL at Couchbase. The goal of this episode is to discuss how querying works in a NoSQL database, what options are available to you, and how it differs from that of a relational database. For any questions related to this episode, direct them to


NDP002: NoSQL and Where It's Used

In this episode I am joined by a company that is actively using NoSQL in their business and using it well. I am joined by Brett Porter, who is the Head of Architecture at SafetyCulture, an Austrailian based company. I interview Brett to find out more information in regards to how they're using NoSQL at SafetyCulture, what databases they're using, and what secured their decision in choosing NoSQL versus the alternatives. If you have questions regarding todays episode or for the guest...


NDP001: NoSQL in the Perspective of Industry Leaders

In this episode I am joined by three experts in the NoSQL database space. I am joined by Perry Krug from Couchbase, Tim Berglund from DataStax, and Srini Penchikala from InfoQ. The four of us give an introduction in regards to what NoSQL is, where it came from, and how it relates to the older relational databases that exist as of today. Have you ever wondered why companies use NoSQL in their technology stack? We'll answer these kind of things in the episode. If you have questions for any...


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