The NoSQL Database Podcast

Developer Advocate, Matt Groves, meets with top developers and database leaders to share everything you need to know when it comes to NoSQL databases. Learn about the latest trends in web, mobile, IoT, and game development and how companies are including NoSQL databases into their technology stack. Hear tips and tricks when it comes to using NoSQL databases as well as success stories from people all around the world. This podcast is sponsored by the open source NoSQL database company, Couchbase.
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May 16, 2019
Jason Gilmore joins as the special guest to talk about using DreamFactory to generate and manage APIs over (among other things) databases.
Some topics covered:
  • 00:48 - Introduction to Jason
  • 02:51 - Introduction to DreamFactory
  • 12:52 - NoSQL with DreamFactory
  • 16:10 - Use Case Discussion
  • 22:42 - Addition non-database integrations/transformations
  • 30:27 - Business logic in DreamFactory
  • 35:04 - Customer 360 Use Case
  • 43:03 - "Lightning Round" of technical topics: performance, indexing, logging/monitoring, profiling
Jan 4, 2019

Chris Anderson joins for a discussion about topics like RAFT and ACID in FaunaDb.

Some notes from the show supplied by Chris:


Nov 12, 2018

Nathan Voxland joins for a discussion of Liquibase (which is like version control for your database). Denis Rosa also joins as a guest host.

Some notes from the show supplied by Nathan and Denis:

Oct 10, 2018

Brant Burnett joins for a discussion of Linq and Linq providers for databases. Jeff Morris also joins as a guest host.

Some notes from the show supplied by Brant and Jeff:

If you're a Couchbase user or interested in joining the Couchbase community, be sure to sign up for the Couchbase Community Directory.

Sep 10, 2018

In this episode, Matt Groves takes over hosting duties. Max Neunhoeffer joins for a discussion of ArangoDb. Nic Raboy is also a special transitional guest host.

Max Neunhöffer is a mathematician turned database developer. In his academic career he has worked for 16 years on the development and implementation of new algorithms in computer algebra. During this time he has juggled a lot with mathematical big data like group orbits containing trillions of points. Recently he has returned from St. Andrews to Germany, has shifted his focus to NoSQL databases, and now helps to develop ArangoDB.

Some notes from the show supplied by Max:


Feb 15, 2018

In this episode I'm joined with Justin Michaels from Couchbase where we talk about Couchbase Server, an Engagement NoSQL Database.

On a previous episode, I had Wayne Carter on the show talking about Couchbase Mobile. This time around Justin and I explore the server oriented open source product.

Jan 26, 2018

In this episode I'm joined by Brian Platz from FlureeDB and we talk about a new kind of NoSQL database that is both Graph and Document and leverages the blockchain.

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode I'm joined by Tim Faulkes from the NoSQL database company, Aerospike where we talk about how it fits in the database space for modern application development.

Jun 1, 2017

In this episode I'm joined by Eric Maxwell and my colleague, Priya Rajagopal, where we discuss the very popular mobile database, Realm. Eric is a Developer Advocate at Realm and we discuss everything from how data is stored, to how you use and query Realm in modern applications.

If you're interested in staying in contact with anyone on the show, our Twitter information is @rajagp, @nraboy, and @emmax

May 16, 2017

In this episode I am joined by Kirill Gavrylyuk, who works at Microsoft on the Azure DocumentDB team, where we talk about NoSQL as a hosted solution as well as Microsoft's NoSQL solution, DocumentDB.

Kirill discusses why DocumentDB is such a great solution and how developers and administrators can get started with it.

Apr 20, 2017

In this episode I am joined by Jeremy Miller, the author of the database wrapper Marten, and co-host Matt Groves, where we talk about Marten and how it fits with .NET development.

If you're not familiar, Marten is a document database wrapper for PostgreSQL, which makes it a lot easier for .NET developers to use NoSQL.

If you have any questions regarding this episode you can reach out to any of us on Twitter at @nraboy, @mgroves, or @jeremydmiller.

Mar 23, 2017

In this episode I'm joined by Jonathan Casarrubias, owner of the website, where we discuss the MongoDB, Express Framework, Angular, and Node (MEAN) development stack.

The MEAN stack is a very popular development stack, not only because it is quick, but because development is very easy.  After all, each technology in the stack has some JavaScript background.

Learn about how to get started and why its more convenient than RDBMS alternative stacks.

Mar 14, 2017

In this episode I am joined by previous guest, Tim Berglund, from DataStax, where we discuss the NoSQL database Cassandra and how it fits versus the alternatives and relational databases.  Cassandra is a tabular database, sometimes referred to as a column database, something different than the previous database types discussed on the show.

Jan 20, 2017

In this episode I am joined by Wayne Carter, Chief Architect on Couchbase Mobile at Couchbase, where we explore NoSQL on Android, iOS, Internet of Things (IoT), and desktop devices.

Couchbase Mobile is composed of three components, Couchbase Lite, Couchbase Sync Gateway, and Couchbase Server, which all work together towards a fast and reliable cross platform NoSQL solution.

Learn about popular NoSQL use-cases and how it compares to SQLite and other NoSQL solutions in this episode.

Dec 21, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by Docker Champion and NoSQL advocate, Arun Gupta where we discuss containers and the relevance and usefulness of them with NoSQL distributed databases.

Learn about some of the differences between containers and virtual machines as well as some of the orchestration frameworks available.  You'll walk away with solid information on why you should give Docker and NoSQL a chance within your organization.

Nov 3, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by Chris Esplin, Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Firebase, where we talk about the Back-end as a Service (BaaS) platform Firebase as an alternative option to SQLite in mobile applications.

Firebase can be considered a NoSQL solution because of the way it stores data in a flexible manner.  We discuss some of the things it can do and where it offers value as a database solution for mobile.

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Oct 11, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by Cesare Rocchi, a mobile developer and popular author for Ray Wenderlich, where we discuss data in mobile applications.

Pretty much every mobile application has a dependency of working with or storing data and we explore some of the available technologies and how developers are using them to get the job done.

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Sep 23, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by Viktor Gamov from the company Hazelcast where we discuss in-memory data grids, or in particular, Hazelcast.

You'll learn everything from how Hazelcast is scaled, to how or why Hazelcast works so well for certain tasks.

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Sep 6, 2016

In this episode I am joined by Ryan Boyd from Neo4j where we discuss a very popular NoSQL database of the Graph type.  We discuss Neo4j and how it handles data relationships incredibly well, how it works with Big Data, among many other things.

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Aug 8, 2016

In this episode I am joined by Ashok Joshi from Oracle where we discuss Oracle' NoSQL database platform.

Oracle's relational database platform is huge and there are many users, but many are unfamiliar with Oracle's NoSQL offerings.  Based on BerkeleyDB, Oracle's NoSQL database is a scalable solution that pairs nicely with its relational database platform.

We discuss things ranging from querying with Oracle NoSQL to how you can get the RDBMS to retrieve data from it.

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Jul 22, 2016

In this episode I am joined by Michael Hall from Canonical and Jose Antonio Rey, a popular Charm contributor.  Juju Charms are a quick way to deploy applications to various cloud platforms with only a few commands.

Here we discuss what Charms are and why they are convenient to use versus other solutions.  Then we discuss how NoSQL database deployment sees an advantage when it comes to easily being able to deploy and scale.

For more information on Juju Charms, visit or

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Jul 5, 2016

In this episode I am joined by Oren Eini, who is sometimes referred to as Ayende Rahien.  Oren is the creator of RavenDB, a popular NoSQL document database for .NET developers.  I am also joined by my friend and colleague, Matthew Groves, who is a .NET developer.

Matthew helps me get all the details from Oren when it comes to RavenDB such as how it operates from a technical perspective, who the target audience is, and what kind of frameworks or SDKs are available.

If you'd like to reach Oren, he can be found on Twitter at @ayende.  Matt Groves can also be found on Twitter at @mgroves.

If you have any questions regarding this episode, send them to and they'll be answered as soon as possible.


Jun 24, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by Anand Iyer from Cloudera and we chat about widely used Big Data platforms and technologies.  For example, we discuss Hadoop and its underlying MapReduce technology.  We also talk about Apache Spark and what it brings to the table in comparison to Hadoop.

Anand does a great job at getting into the fine technical details for all the technologies discussed in the episode.

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May 16, 2016

In this podcast episode I'm joined by colleagues, Keshav Murthy who is the Director of Query and Prasad Varakur who is the Product Manager for N1QL at Couchbase.

The goal of this episode is to discuss how querying works in a NoSQL database, what options are available to you, and how it differs from that of a relational database.

For any questions related to this episode, direct them to

Mar 31, 2016

In this episode I am joined by a company that was once using an Oracle RDBMS and has since switched entirely to using NoSQL. I am joined by Tom Coates, who is a Senior Principal Architect at Nuance.

I interview Tom to find out more information regarding how they were using Oracle at Nuance and what were the driving factors in why they switched completely to a new and completely different database platform. In this episode you'll learn more about the type of data being stored, the complete transition process, and any difficulties that came up along the way.

If you have questions regarding todays episode or for the guest speaker, send an email to You'll either receive a response via email or have your question answered in a future episode.

You can learn more about Nuance by visiting

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