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Scaling Pinterest

Posted by Yashwanth Nelapati, Marty Weiner  on  Mar 26, 2013

Yashwanth Nelapati and Marty Weiner share lessons learned growing Pinterest: sharding MySQL, caching, server management, all on Amazon EC2.

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MySQL to NoSQL: Data Modeling Challenges in Supporting Scalability

Posted by Kenneth Anderson  on  Mar 06, 2013 3

Kenneth M. Anderson shares some of the data modeling issues encountered while transitioning from a relational database to NoSQL.

How Percona Helps MySQL Succeed in the Cloud

Posted by Koa McCullough  on  Dec 29, 2012

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.

NoSQL: Past, Present, Future

Posted by Eric Brewer  on  Dec 20, 2012 1

Eric Brewer takes a look at NoSQL’s history and considers what should be done so the current NoSQL solutions to evolve in order to address the full range of the application needs.

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.

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