Koa McCullough presents best practices for running Percona Server and MySQL in the cloud, cloud backups using EBS, Xtrabackup and S3, using Percona Toolkit to simplify operations, and XtraDB Cluster.
Justin Dearing introduces MongoDB, and shows how to interact with Mono via the official 10gen driver. Techniques for handling business logic in application code, such as LINQ are discussed.
CouchDB is a schema-free document database. But now that the NoSQL movement is in full swing, there are several document databases to choose from, so why choose Couch?
Pramod presents material from the 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning book "Refactoring Databases : Evolutionary Database Design" on implementing evolutionary database development.