A roughneck walk down database alley

via GIPHY I was just responding to some Disqus comments on a recent blog post. Admittedly it had a provocative title Will SQL databases just die already. What do you think? Join 34,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. A reader pointed out that some No-SQL databases do support joins. Huh? My face …

Will SQL just die already?

With tons of new No-SQL database offerings everyday, developers & architects have a lot of options. Cassandra, Mongodb, Couchdb, Dynamodb & Firebase to name a few. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What’s more in the data warehouse space, you have Hadoop, which can churn through terabytes of data and get …

Why is everyone suddenly talking about Amazon Redshift?

It seems like all I hear these days is Redshift, Redshift, Redshift! I met up with a recruiter today. We talked about this & that. The usual. Then when he came to the topic of technology he said, “yeah it seems as though suddenly everybody is looking for Redshift & Snowflake” As I blogged about …

5 tech challenges I’m thinking about today

Technical operations & startup tech are experiencing an incredible upheaval which is bringing a lot of great things. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are some of the questions it raises for me. 1. Are we adopting Docker without enough consideration? Container deployments are accelerating at a blistering pace. I …

Is Redshift outpacing Hadoop as the big data warehouse for startups?

More and more startups are looking at Redshift as a cheaper & faster solution for big data & analytics. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Saggi Neumann posted a pretty good side-by-side comparison of Redshift & Hadoop and concluded they were tied based on your individual use case. Meanwhile Bitly engineering …