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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.

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.

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

Posted by Chris Ramsdale  on  Jan 20, 2012

Chris Ramsdale will get you up and running building Spring apps on Google App Engine. He'll go step-by-step building a real Spring app and identify not only the basics of App Engine, but more advanced topics such as integrating with Google's SQL Service and using App Engine's "Always on" feature to ensure high performance.

Using MongoDB on Mono

Posted by Justin Dearing  on  Jan 19, 2012 1

Justin Dearing presents a brief introduction to MongoDB, and focuses on interacting with it in Mono via the official 10gen driver. Techniques for handling business logic in application code, such as LINQ are discussed. This is a very code centric talk.

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.

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