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Adapting NoSQL Syntax to SQL Databases

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015

One of the greatest strengths of NoSQL databases is the query language used. While SQL databases are essentially required to use SQL queries, NoSQL databases give you the chance to build and manipulate queries as JSON, allowing for far more readable – and understandable – queries in your application. Below we’ll look at how Backand adapts a MongoDB-inspired NoSQL query language into SQL statements, allowing you to use whichever idiom lets you feel the most productive.
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BYOD – Bring Your Own Database

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015

It can be tough to gauge migration efforts when evaluating Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS)  providers. If you are building a brand new web application, you are usually not particularly concerned with the costs to migrate to the new application infrastructure. However, if you have an existing application that you are porting to a new provider, you’re faced with a problem: what do you do with your data? Below we’ll look at the core challenges in migrating to providers like Firebase and Parse, and then evaluate a different approach to data as presented by Backand.

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