Relational vs. Non-Relational

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Scheduled: Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in Morrison

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What kind of database do you need?

Thanks to new database projects like CouchDB, TokyoCabinet, Solr and others, there are more non-relational database options available than ever for developers. Yet good information on how to choose what kind of database you need is still scarce. We'll cure that in this talk.

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What kind of database do you need?

Thanks to new database projects like CouchDB, TokyoCabinet, Solr and others, there are more non-relational database options available than ever for developers. Yet good information on how to choose what kind of database you need is still scarce. We’ll cure that in this talk.

When do you want to use a SQL-relational database? When do you want to use a non-relational database? What are the types of non-relational databases available today? What kinds of things is each well-suited for?

Database geek Josh Berkus will explain how to evaluate the database tasks you need to accomplish, and put you on the road to choosing the database product … or more likely, products … which are right for you.

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    Josh Berkus

    PostgreSQL Project

    Biography

    Josh Berkus is best known as a Core Team member of the world-spanning PostgreSQL project. He is CEO of PostgreSQL Experts, Inc. and in his 12 years as a database consultant he has worked with CouchDB, MySQL, Oracle, and MSSQL Server as well as Postgres, and is heavily involved in many OSS communities, including BIRT, OSCON, OSfA, Noisebridge and more. He’s also a potter and a mean cook.

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