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Deconstructing the Database

Posted by Rich Hickey  on  Feb 12, 2013

Rich Hickey deconstructs the monolithic database into separate services, transactions, storage, query, combining them with a data model based on atomic facts to provide new capabilities and tradeoffs.

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.

Postgres Demystified

Posted by Craig Kerstiens  on  Dec 29, 2012

Craig Kerstiens presents the history of Postgres, the basics of developing with Postgres, notes on its performance, and tips on querying it.

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.

The Impedance Mismatch is Our Fault

Posted by Stuart Halloway  on  Oct 02, 2012 6

Stuart Dabbs Halloway explains what the impedance mismatch is and what can be done to solve it in the context of RDBMS, OOP, and NoSQL.

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.

Choose the "Right" Database and NewSQL: NoSQL Under Attack

Posted by Stefan Edlich  on  Aug 17, 2012

Talk #1: Stefan Edlich suggests choosing a NoSQL DB after answering about 70 questions in 6 categories, and building a prototype. Talk #2: Edlich presents NewSQL solutions counteracting NoSQL.

Where Does Big Data Meet Big Database?

Posted by Ben Stopford  on  Aug 16, 2012

Ben Stopford takes a look at the Big Data movement, its development and implications, reflecting on a future where NoSQL solutions and traditional ones coexist.

NoSQL Database Technology: A Survey and Comparison of Systems

Posted by James Phillips  on  Aug 06, 2012 1

James Phillips presents the origins of NoSQL, followed by a comparison of various NoSQL solutions and ending with an architect’s view of Couchbase.

Polyglot Persistence for Java Developers - Moving Out of the Relational Comfort Zone

Posted by Chris Richardson  on  Feb 03, 2012

Chris Richardson shows how he ported a relational database to three NoSQL data stores: Redis, Cassandra and MongoDB.

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