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by Eric Redmond
Choosing a data storage engine is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be painful if you know the landscape. The decision should be made by research, not buzzwords. Authoring the book “Seven Databases in Seven Weeks” has opened up a whole world of open source database alternatives that I never before seriously considered - and we’ve sifted through them so you don’t have to. At the very least we can settle the Mongo v. Couch debate (hint: they’re both awesome).
This talk will include:
Among the DBMSs we’ll look into are: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, Riak, Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB, CouchDB, Neo4J, OrientDB, DB4o.
by Melissa Hollingsworth
An experienced DBA who also happens to be a talking lion explains what normalization is, why it's a good idea, and how to do it. When his pupil complains about performance slowdowns, he goes on to explain about when, why, and how we should denormalize. There are slides as well as puppets.
21st–24th June 2011