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Understanding Indexing Without Needing to Understand Data Structures

Posted by Zardosht Kasheff  on  Nov 01, 2012 1

Zardosht Kasheff suggest using 3 rules for indexing SQL databases: Retrieve less data, Avoid point queries, and Avoid sorting.

Not Your Father’s Transaction Processing

Posted by Michael Stonebraker  on  Oct 26, 2012 1

Michael Stonebraker compares how RDBMS, NoSQL and NewSQL support today’s big data transaction processing needs. He also introduces VoltDB, an in-memory NewSQL database.

Caching, NoSQL & Grids - What the Banks Can Teach Us

Posted by John Davies  on  Sep 07, 2012 4

John Davies shares insight into SQL, NoSQL, grid, virtualization and caching technologies from his personal experience using them in financial institutions.

How to get the most out of Spring and Google App Engine

Posted by Chris Ramsdale  on  Jan 20, 2012

Chris Ramsdale shows how to build Spring apps on Google App Engine, covering performance Google SQL Service and other advanced topics.

Using MongoDB on Mono

Posted by Justin Dearing  on  Jan 19, 2012 1

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.

SQLFire: Scalable SQL instead of NoSQL

Posted by Jags Ramnaraya  on  Oct 12, 2011

Jags Ramnaraya presents SQLFire and how SQL can be used for modern data stores backing online highly scalable applications by using a different consistency model and sharing nothing persistence.

Scaling the Social Graph: Infrastructure at Facebook

Posted by Jason Sobel  on  Apr 05, 2011 3

Jason Sobel presents the evolution of Facebook’s infrastructure over time, from the original LAMP stack to the present multi-datacenter configuration, the challenges faced and plans for the future.

Yes, SQL!

Posted by Uri Cohen  on  Mar 01, 2011

Uri Cohen presents the key characteristics of SQL and NoSQL databases and how to create a layer on top of distributed data stores in order to use SQL to query for data.

Enterprise NoSQL: Silver Bullet or Poison Pill?

Posted by Billy Newport  on  Jan 20, 2011 19

Billy Newport explains the fundamental differences between SQL and NoSQL, creating awareness that NoSQL is not suited for many cases, and people should make informed decisions before buying into it.

High Performance Websites in the Cloud

Posted by Matt Wood  on  Dec 16, 2010

Matt Wood presents the most important AWS services, explaining how to scale up and out, how to extend the basic stack, how to use storage, and how to manage MySQL databases running on EC2.

Google App Engine for Business 101

Posted by Christian Schalk  on  Dec 10, 2010

Christian Schalk introduces GAE, focusing on the upcoming GAE for Business, demoing some of its new features like hosted SQL, SSL, and SSO.

The Evolution of the Flickr Architecture

Posted by Mikhail Panchenko  on  Dec 09, 2010

Mikhail Panchenko discusses how Flickr’s code base developed over the years and the scalability problems that started to appear, presenting the the improvements and pros/cons of technologies used.

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