Monthly Archives: February 2017

eBay Selling: “Tracked” and “Signed For” Delivery

It’s easy to get confused between the different ways that postal delivery is described by your chosen delivery service, by eBay and also by PayPal. But it’s important to know what you are offering your buyer, as there are crucial differences in what protection you may have if the buyer is seeking a refund. Tracked… Read More »

A SQL DBA tries NoSQL – Part 2 – The Basics

“Key-Value”, “Document”, “Wide Column”, “Graph”, “Search” – these are the terms used to categorize a very long list of technology offerings under the heading of NoSQL. I think if I was shown a diagrammatic representation of data for each, and was offered a million dollars to label them correctly – I could do it. But… Read More »

A SQL DBA tries NoSQL – Part 1 – A Learning Plan

I’m a relational DBA looking to get a grasp of some of the NoSQL database technologies knocking about. There are so many implementations that it’s hard to know where to start. MongoDB or Neo4J or Cassandra? I don’t want to fall down the rabbit hole of of one particular technology only to find that it’s solely used… Read More »