Looking to drop SQLServer, and thinking to add JSON(possibly). As you can see I run lean. I have started to look at libraries which allow for conditional includes, so I don't have to load an entire library just to use a few functions.
I do not want to load images in an RDBMS anymore. I want to revert to reading them from disk. possibly from an RDF object if that is possible.
I am leaning towards BrightstarDB out of a gut feeling, not out of clear understanding(Totally new at this.) I must make a decision fast. I have no time and little know-how to proceed with an evaluation, I must rely on others to provide advice.
Comparing Brightstar to 2 other products
mongoDB (replacing heavy iron ORACLE)
...was evaluated by the Apollo Group
for Phoenix University for a migration from
They are experts at the top of the food chain, and they picked mongoDB over the 150 NoSQL platforms to replace ORACLE, that's impressive.
mongoDB has superb documentation, web and pdf.
I downloaded the product free and started to explore how to put it to use.
That one tempts me much because with that type documentation I could be up and running in reasonable time with hardly any help.
ShemaFreeDB ZERO INDEXING management and NO INSTALL
as it is a pure JSON over HTTP web API approach. All that is needed is that HTTP and JSON are supported(well that's about 99% of all systems, I think)
They claim their approach is superior to all others, ZERO indexing(all handled automatically)
Best you take a look at this page yourself:
as it lists all the comparative items
So I wondered where is the engine!
and I saw this(between the dashed lines below), which tells me that they run the engine on theirs servers and my data would be on their servers, not my HOST company database server(or host)...
--- again best you go to the page yourself:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------_Connecting to your Database (SchemaFreeDB)
Connect to your database using a simple, secure HTTPS Request/Response.
Send a HTTP POST to the SchemafreeDB service url [TEXT]((e.g.
Set the value of HTTP header x-sfdb-access-key to your account access key.
Set the POST payload according the JSON-formatted Request Payload Format (see below).
Receive the JSON HTTP response _
Extremely tempting if I can get some assurances as to their reputation in terms of customers data protection. ...but I do wonder about the difference in the data traveling over the net, while a database server or BrightstarDB? might be in-house on an intranet(solid,
faster I would think, less chances for 'jitter flow'.
Note: checking out Xornet.Inc(the creators), I was not able to get much open info.
I have downloaded the product and started to get familiar with it...
Documentation may be good for experts, but it is near useless for me. It will take me weeks to decipher the basic understanding about how to visualize my RDBMS data structure in an RDF model... and how to understand the nuts and bolts of the basic work flow
and what tool is used where! sure you say, I could peek at the mongoDB docs since much of it might be parallel, but I am not so sure.
I still believe BrightstarDB is my answer, because it seems to be parallel to mongoDB but it does not require I move my data to a new house.
Can someone more knowledgeable than I give their thoughts on this scenario?
What would you do? and why? and as part of the discussion include answers to the following issues on BrightstarDB: can I just install on the host a dll(C# or VB.NET API) in the bin folder under the web site root and create folders under a master folder parallel
to the root for the RDF stores without having to have the hostISP personnel involved, and is that all that would be needed for the site's operation? Assuming all the tools I use on the localdev machine work remotely to do any manual management over the line.
Thank you for understanding that placing all of these issues in separate posts would not make sense as they are all related to a decision to Brightstar or not to Brightstar.