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From Lynnette Nolan <lno...@us.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Software Magazine article on DBMS
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:57:17 GMT
Hi there,

I've copy and pasted a draft for the community's review. Let me know if
you'd like me to share this as a Google doc if that's easier.

The submission date is 12/4. Once there's agreement on responses and who
will be the spokesperson, let me know if you'd like me to loop back in with
Cassandra, the writer at Software Magazine, on behalf of the community.

Thanks,
Lynnette









Name and title of person responding to these questions (as you would like
it to appear in the article).
[TBD by CouchDB Community]





Please list your firm’s DBMS offering(s) and database model(s), as well as
what sets it (them) apart from other DBMS solution(s).
Apache CouchDB™ is an open source NoSQL database that moves data through a
unique model of replication and synchronization. CouchDB allows data to be
distributed across multiple data centers and devices—whether they’re
on-premises or across the globe—bringing application data to users wherever
they need it. The database well-suited for high-traffic applications that
use lots of reads and writes, and CouchDB’s replication and synchronization
allows for continuous use: even when devices are offline, “always on”
applications can withstand network problems and maintain uptime.


Specific to “Big Data,” please discuss the benefits of this particular type
of DBMS model (if you offer multiple types, please comment on each). What
are the limitations?
CouchDB stores data as JSON documents, rather than in structured tables
like relational databases. This approach lends itself to a more
denormalized data model, where all the data related to a particular record
is encapsulated in a single document. Because data in CouchDB can be
logically grouped together into individual documents, CouchDB
implementations provide the ability to shard the database for better
performance and scale horizontally across many nodes.



At the heart of CouchDB’s distributed system design is peer-to-peer
“masterless” data replication. The same mechanisms that allow CouchDB to
create readable and writable database replicas within a single cluster
allow it to move and synchronize data between clusters around the world or
directly with Web browsers and mobile applications. As applications grow,
so does the amount users are interacting with and creating data, which is
why a database that moves data and scales gracefully is critical.



There are limitations for highly relational workloads that don’t benefit
from the flexible schema of CouchDB, or for applications that rely on
databases to support transactions or prioritize hard consistency over high
availability.




Specific to Big Data, is there a benefit to an open source versus
commercial solution, and vice versa? Why or why not?
As businesses turn to DBMS solutions to handle a wide array of projects,
the open source options offer free, customizable, community tested
solutions. Many commercial products are built on open source databases, so
companies have the flexibility of the open source software coupled with the
services and benefits of a brand (for example, IBM Cloudant offers a
CouchDB-based managed service, with additional features Cloudant has built
and layered on top of the CouchDB open source database). Another benefit,
and a reason behind the open source basis of so many NoSQL databases, is
the innovation that inherently accompanies open source. Instead of a small
team working on a proprietary solution, open source projects are supported
by communities with diverse collaborators from different backgrounds.



What trends can we expect in the near future in terms of DBMS as more
organizations look to add or enhance big data to their business strategy?
Ensuring high availability of applications is increasingly important, so we
expect to see organizations’ adopt strategies for moving data between data
centers and devices to make applications highly available. Enterprises are
adopting “offline first” design principles for Web and mobile apps;
organizations need to have the flexibility to move their data to locations
both locally and around the world, and the ability to enable app usage
regardless of network connectivity.




Artwork: Please provide any images (screen shots), diagrams, illustrations,
and infographs, that help visualize your solution. Images should be sized
to 300 dpi, or larger if the resolution is lower.



Lynnette Nolan
Marketing Communications & PR Specialist
Cloudant, an IBM Company
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
 Mobile: (781)775-0579                                                 200 State St 
 E-mail: lnolan@us.ibm.com                                         Boston, MA 02109 
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From:	Noah Slater <nslater@apache.org>
To:	Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
Cc:	Lynnette Nolan/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS,
            "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>,
            "andy@nms.de" <andy@nms.de>, "jan@apache.org" <jan@apache.org>,
            "nslater@apache.org" <nslater@apache.org>
Date:	12/01/2014 12:36 PM
Subject:	Re: Software Magazine article on DBMS



Oh, thanks for picking this up Lynnette! Happy to review any draft you
produce!

On 21 November 2014 at 20:45, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:
  Thanks so much, Lynette. That would be great!

  Warmly,
  Sally


  From: Lynnette Nolan <lnolan@us.ibm.com>
  To: marketing@couchdb.apache.org
  Cc: "andy@nms.de" <andy@nms.de>; "jan@apache.org" <jan@apache.org>; "
  nslater@apache.org" <nslater@apache.org>; sk@apache.org
  Sent: Friday, 21 November 2014, 14:44

  Subject: Re: Software Magazine article on DBMS

  Hi there,

  If this is something of interest, I'd be happy to start working up
  responses. I can send along a draft for review early next week, and the
  community can provide feedback and identify the "expert source" to be
  cited.

  Let me know what you think!

  Thanks,
  Lynnette



  Lynnette Nolan
  Marketing Communications & PR Specialist
  Cloudant, an IBM Company
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
                                                                                       
 Mobile: (781)775-0579                                                    200 State St 
 E-mail: lnolan@us.ibm.com                                            Boston, MA 02109 
 Find me on:                                                             United States 
                                                                                       




  Sally Khudairi ---11/21/2014 01:11:45 PM--- Hello everyone -- Just
  checking in to see if you have received my email and query below, and if
  any



  From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
  To: "jan@apache.org" <jan@apache.org>, "andy@nms.de" <andy@nms.de>, "
  nslater@apache.org" <nslater@apache.org>,
  Cc: "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>
  Date: 11/21/2014 01:11 PM
  Subject: Re: Software Magazine article on DBMS



   Hello everyone --
  Just checking in to see if you have received my email and query below,
  and if anyone from the CouchDB camp are interested in taking this.

  Cheers & bon weekend,Sally

       From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
  To: "marketing@couchdb.apache.org" <marketing@couchdb.apache.org>
  Sent: Thursday, 20 November 2014, 14:44
  Subject: Fw: Software Magazine article on DBMS

  Hey guys --a quick heads-up that we've received the following media query
  today.
  There are some basic questions at the bottom of Cassandra's email below;
  not sure if someone in the CouchDB community wants to take this, or if
  you'd prefer I connected with another TLP on the request. Please let me
  know how you'd like to proceed and I'll be happy to liaise the
  introduction.
  Many kind thanks,Sally



    ----- Forwarded Message -----
   From: Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org>
  To: Cassandra Balentine <cbalentine@rockportpubs.com>
  Cc: ASF Marketing & Publicity <press@apache.org>
  Sent: Thursday, 20 November 2014, 14:27
  Subject: Re: Software Magazine article on DBMS

  Thank you, Cassandra.
  I'll see if a spokesperson is available and get back to you.
  Many kind regards,Sally

  Vice President, Marketing & PublicityThe Apache Software Foundation
  = = = = =
  vox +1 617 921 8656
  skype sallykhudairi


      From: Cassandra Balentine <cbalentine@rockportpubs.com>
  To: Cassandra Balentine <cbalentine@rockportpubs.com>
  Cc: Cassandra Balentine <cbalentine@rockportpubs.com>
  Sent: Thursday, 20 November 2014, 12:59
  Subject: Software Magazine article on DBMS

  Good afternoon, I’m a writer for Software Magazine. I’m currently working
  on a top-level overview piece on database management systems,
  particularly how they relate to “Big Data.” I’m wondering if someone from
  your organization would be interested in participating as an expert
  source for the article. If so, the questions are listed below my
  signature. I would need responses back to me by 12/5/14. Please let me
  know if you can help! I look forward to hearing from you. Best,
  Cassandra Cassandra Balentine, editor/writer
  978-921-7850 x14
  Software Magazine (www.softwaremag.com) Article Questions:·
  Name and title of person responding to these questions (as you would like
  it to appear in the article).·              Please list your firm’s DBMS
  offering(s) and database model(s), as well as what sets it (them) apart
  from other DBMS solution(s).·              Specific to “Big Data,” please
  discuss the benefits of this particular type of DBMS model (if you offer
  multiple types, please comment on each). What are the limitations?·
  Specific to Big Data, is there a benefit to an open source versus
  commercial solution, and vice versa? Why or why not?·              What
  trends can we expect in the near future in terms of DBMS as more
  organizations look to add or enhance big data to their business
  strategy? Artwork: Please provide any images (screen shots), diagrams,
  illustrations, and infographs, that help visualize your solution. Images
  should be sized to 300 dpi, or larger if the resolution is lower.












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