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Forging ahead - Scaling the BBC into Web/2.0

Posted by Dirk-Willem van Gulik  on  Sep 02, 2009 2

Dirk Willem discusses the changes underway at the BBC, a top 5 destination in the UK. The changes focus on replacing static HTML with dynamic technologies, web/2.0 and social networking, empowering the creative staff to better communicate with their audience. Also covered: techniques used to achieve massive scaling and coping with transaction speeds that exceed relational database capabilities.

CouchDB From 10,000 Feet

Posted by Jan Lehnardt  on  Aug 14, 2009 6

This presentation takes a look at CouchDB from 10,000 ft. CouchDB is a document oriented database with a highly acclaimed REST API and replication support, that solves problems of high-traffic, distributed peer-to-peer, and offline applications. all at the same time. You will learn to decide when CouchDB is a good fit for your project and when you are better off with a traditional database.

Hypertable - An Open Source, High Performance, Scalable Database

Posted by Doug Judd  on  Jul 31, 2009 3

This presentation discusses Hypertable, an open source, high performance, distributed database modeled after Google's Bigtable. Doug discusses the differences between Hypertable and traditional database technology, support for massive sparse tables, scaling to petabytes size, and how Hypertable is designed to run on top of an existing distributed file system, such as the Hadoop DFS.

Neo4j - The Benefits of Graph Databases

Posted by Emil Eifrem  on  Jul 01, 2009 1

This presentation covers the definition of a graph database (information structured as mathematical graphs with nodes, relationships and properties) and their advantages when dealing with data that is difficult to fit in static tables, is rapidly evolving, or that has a lot of optional attributes. The flexibility of graph databases better support agile development and schema evolution.

Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design

Posted by Pramod Sadalage  on  Mar 06, 2009 3

For years the norm for developers was to work in an iterative and incremental manner but for database developers to work in a more serial manner. The predominance of evolutionary development methods make it clear that the two groups need to work in the same manner to be productive as a team. Pramod presents material from "Refactoring Databases " on implementing evolutionary database development.

Painless Persistence with Castle ActiveRecord

Posted by Oren Eini and Hamilton Verissimo  on  May 30, 2008

This presentation by Hamilton Verissimo and Oren Eini show Castle Active Record - an ORM solution for .NET building on NHibernate. After an introduction, the presentation dives into various advanced topics and techniques for working with Castle Active Record.

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