March 4, 2014 - Are you developing mobile database apps that need to provide large-scale or non-stop access to data to occasionally connected users? If so, view this 1-hour walk-through of Cloudant's new open source Sync Library for Android.
December 10, 2013 - Simon Metson and Will Holley discussed the performance tradeoffs of NoSQL and relational databases, data modeling in a schemaless system, common transactional architectures for applications built on NoSQL, and when you should consider managed, hosted solutions like Cloudant.
December 6, 2013 - Ben Anderson, lead engineer on Cloudant's service reliability team, shared his experiences building and scaling the monitoring and management infrastructure Cloudant uses to deliver its globally distributed database as a service.
November 20, 2013 - John Walker, NIBR IT Director, Novartis (www.nibr.com) and Barry Wark, Founder and CEO of Physion (http://physion.us), shared their experiences researching and using NoSQL and DBaaS technologies and the lessons they've learned in this 1-hour webcast.
October 30, 2013 - There are many new data platform options for web and mobile developers. SQL vs. NoSQL? On-premise or hosted DB vs. managed DBaaS? Evaluating the alternatives and deciding which DBMS to use when can be time consuming and risky. Travell Perkins, CTO of Fidsafe, Fidelity Investments has evaluated many of the options and shared his experience and advice in a 1 hour webcast.
October 2, 2013 - Adding search to an application can be a daunting task whether you try using Elasticsearch, Lucence, Solr, or AWS's CloudSearch: you have to store text in a specialized database, separate from their transactional data, duplicate data, and write integration (ETL) code to keep everything synchronized. There’s also the overhead required to setup, administer, back up, and re-partition your search database as it grows. Benjamin Young, Developer Advocate at Cloudant, discussed the challenges of adding full-text search to your app, the benefits of Lucene, and how to build an app with Cloudant Search.
September 12, 2013 - Learn how to move data stored in SQL databases into NoSQL. Max Thayer, Cloudant developer advocate and Tom Fennelly, Integration Technologies Lead at Cloudbees, discuss what you need to consider when moving from world of relational databases to a NoSQL document store. Hear about the key differences between relational databases and NoSQL document stores as well as how to dodge the pitfalls of migrating from a relational database to NoSQL.
August 15, 2013 - Learn how Nodejitsu and Cloudant deliver the scalability, flexibility of deployment, and performance that enterprises are looking for in their web and mobile applications. Hear from two experts in building enterprise solutions with distributed systems: Charlie Robbins, co-founder and CEO at Nodejitsu and Sam Bisbee, CXO at Cloudant.
July 17, 2013 - Sam Bisbee, Director of Technical Business Development at Cloudant, discussed the design decisions you should consider when vetting NoSQL as the back end for your application.
May 21, 2013 - Everything happens somewhere, and organizations are realizing how important a role location, surroundings and time play in decision making. Norman Barker, Director of Geospatial Development at Cloudant, explains how to store, index, and query the massive quantities of spatial and temporal data generated via mobile phones, cameras, computers, sensors and internet-enabled appliances.
February 6 2013 - The data replication and sync capabilities in Cloudant are a big draw for mobile app developers. Sam Bisbee, Cloudant’s Director of Technical Business Development, covers how the iPhone app from GAIN Fitness replicates data to users’ devices so they can use the app with or without a network connection.
January 29 2013 - Simon Metson, engineer at Cloudant, discusses how utility computing changes how people think about their and use their data and how commoditization of computing has created a unique opportunity for innovation and disruption.
March 8 2012 - Ben Straley, CEO of Meteor Solutions, gives a presentation on how his company developed their social audience marketing platform on the Cloudant data layer (powered by Softlayer). Afterward, Nathan Day, Chief Scientist at SoftLayer, elaborates on SoftLayer’s inner workings and high-performance network, which allows it to provide a global platform for web applications.
December 14 2011 - Darren Schreiber, CEO of 2600hz, gave a presentation on how his company uses the BigCouch data platform to better serve its customers. Darren gave some great examples of how moving to a scalable document store has helped his company move faster, save money, and avoid operational headaches.