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Emil Eifrem on Neo4j and Graph Databases

Posted by Emil Eifrem on  Dec 23, 2010

Emil Eifrem explains graph databases, what domains they fit well, and the state of Neo4j. Also: how graph databases stack up against RDBMs.

Justin Sheehy on Riak

Posted by Justin Sheehy on  Aug 04, 2010

Justin Sheehy explains how Riak was created with ideas from Amazon's Dynamo paper, Riak features and how Riak compares to other NoSQL solutions.

Dan Lucraft on NoSQL DBs with Rails and the Design of JRuby-based Editor RedCar

Posted by Dan Lucraft on  Jul 19, 2010

Dan Lucraft talks about working with MongoDB and using asynchronous observers with Rails. Also: the design of the JRuby/SWT/HTML/Javascript-based, extensible editor RedCar.

Ilya Grigorik on Tokyo Cabinet, MySQL and Ruby HTTP Performance

Posted by Ilya Grigorik on  Sep 22, 2009

Ilya Grigorik discusses his company's PostRank algorithm for tracking reader engagement with content. Also: his experience scaling MySQL, Tokyo Cabinet, Ruby HTTP libs, Solr, Amazon EC2 and more.

Damien Katz Relaxing on CouchDB

Posted by Damien Katz on  Nov 23, 2008 2

In this interview, Damien Katz talks about CouchDB, a distributed, fault tolerant, document oriented database developed by Apache Incubator. CouchDB is written in Erlang, and the database is accessed through an HTTP/JSON API. The database view engine is run on JavaScript, but other languages have been used like Ruby and Python.

Dan Pritchett on Architecture at eBay

Posted by Dan Pritchett on  Aug 25, 2007 6

Dan Pritchett gives us an inside look into the decisions behind on of the largest scale architectures in the world: eBay. In explaining how the scale of eBay turns simple requirements a complex engineering problem, he walks us through the technical and organizational challenges of managing eBay's architecture.

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