NoSQL - will relational alternatives finally catch on?

Accepted Session
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 8:30 – 10:00pm in Morrison


A general discussion of NoSQL databases, what they're good for and where they fit in the database world.


We’ve had alternative databases before, but cloud scale computing seems to be changing the rules enough that alternative databases are starting to become an interesting topic again. There are a few NoSQL specific sessions at Open Source Bridge but I’m hoping an open, developer level discussion around the topic might be interesting to people as well. Open Source is clearly the leader in this space with MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassandra, Redis and numerous other systems getting more and more attention from developers.

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