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Polyglot Persistence for Java Developers - Moving Out of the Relational Comfort Zone

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  Feb 03, 2012

Chris Richardson shows how he ported a relational database to three NoSQL data stores: Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB.

SimpleGeo: Staying Agile at Scale

Posted by Mike Malone  on  Jan 04, 2012 3

Mike Malone discusses principles of good and bad (software) architecture determining SimpleGeo’s architecture: deal with change, embrace failure, phased adoption, balanced security, and others.

HBase @ Facebook

Posted by Kannan Muthukkaruppan  on  Sep 29, 2011 1

Kannan Muthukkaruppan overviews HBase, explaining what Facebook Messages is and why they chose HBase to implement it, their contribution to HBase, and what they plan to use it for in the future.

NoSQL @ Netflix

Posted by Siddharth Anand  on  Jul 21, 2011

Siddharth “Sid” Anand explains the technical details behind the move from Oracle used inside their data center to SimpleDB and S3 in the cloud, and from there to Cassandra.

NoSQL at Twitter

Posted by Ryan King  on  Jan 21, 2011

Ryan King presents how Twitter uses NoSQL technologies - Gizzard, Cassandra, Hadoop, Redis - to deal with increasing data amounts forcing them to scale out beyond what the traditional SQL has to offer

NoSQL at Twitter

Posted by Kevin Weil  on  Dec 23, 2010 6

Kevin Weil presents how Twitter does data analysis using Scribe for logging, base analysis with Pig/Hadoop, and specialized data analysis with HBase, Cassandra, and FlockDB.

Abstractions at Scale–Our Experiences at Twitter

Posted by Marius Eriksen  on  Dec 14, 2010 1

Marius Eriksen considers that leaky abstractions lead to scalability issues, while those providing narrow access to explicit resources - map-reduce, shared-nothing web apps, big table - scale better.

Adopting Apache Cassandra

Posted by Eben Hewitt  on  Dec 01, 2010 2

Eben Hewitt introduces the Apache Cassandra project to those interested in getting a quick clear picture of what Cassandra is, what are its main features, what is the the data model used and the API.

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