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EP11 – Intro to NoSQL

15 Apr , 2012  

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This week we talk about NoSQL (Not Only SQL). Though we do not deep dive into any one particular schemaless database we cover their importance and what changes they are making in the web world today.

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Itunes: itunes link

What do I need to know?

  • Developed a while ago (1998), refined by high traffic sites
    • facebook, yahoo, google, amazon
  • Not relational
    • No Joins, big performance boost
    • document oriented: CouchDB, MongoDB, SimpleDB
    • key value pair: Memchached, Redis
    • extensive record: Google BigTable, Cassandra

What do I do?

  • NodeJS + MongoDB
  • MongoLab.com
  • php/redis, php/memchached

Moving Forward

  • Cloud hosting services
  • aws.amazon.com/free
  • How would I design for functional environment?

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Correction: Chartbeat is the analytics tool mentioned, not “Heartbeat”.

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