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MySQL Usage of Web Applications with 1 User and 100 Million

Posted by Peter Boros  on  Oct 06, 2013

Peter Boros discusses a MySQL architecture useful for the majority of projects, backup, online schema changes, reliability and scalability issues, and basics of sharding.

43:34

Core.logic and SQL Killed my ORM

Posted by Craig Brozefsky  on  Aug 15, 2013 1

Craig Brozefsky presents the tradeoffs involved with moving to a purely SQL relational model, instead of using an ORM, along with some of the tools built to facilitate this.

48:02

Architecting for High Availability

Posted by Attila Narin  on  May 14, 2013

Attila Narin discusses AWS concepts: Availability Zones, RDS Multi-AZ deployments, SQS and Auto Scaling, Elastic IP, load balancing, DNS, DynamoDB, Amazon S3, etc., and EC2 best practices.

48:16

Integrating SQL & NoSQL & NewSQL & Realtime Data Intelligence for the Financial Industry

Posted by Charles Cai, Ashwani Roy  on  Apr 14, 2013 2

Charles Cai, Ashwani Roy discuss a robust, cost effective, hypothetical solution to address extreme challenges in financial institutions, from decision making support to pricing and risk management.

48:40

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.

51:56

A Relational Database System in which Joins Cost Zero

Posted by Ori Herrnstadt  on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Ori Herrnstadt introduces the Akiban database which solves the problem of joins and combines the best of relational and document databases.

31:58

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.

48:30

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.

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