A Dozen Databases in 45 Minutes

A session at Open Source Bridge 2011

Tuesday 21st June, 2011

2:30pm to 3:15pm (PST)

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:

  • A 30,000 foot view of the current database ecosystem.
  • How to choose the correct database for a project (the CAP theorem).
  • Thoughts by database project leaders.

Among the DBMSs we’ll look into are: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Memcached, Riak, Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB, CouchDB, Neo4J, OrientDB, DB4o.

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Eric Redmond

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Time 2:30pm3:15pm PST

Date Tue 21st June 2011

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Books by speaker

  • Little Riak Book
  • Programming Google Glass
  • Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement

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