PyCon 2009 , Drop ACID and think about data

Yesterday I saw a very informative Pycon talk about alternatives to Relational Database systems , which were the de facto choice of database Systems of the past. But now there are problems which demands a whole new approach towards how we used to look at the database systems.

While the traditional databases do make sure that database is in correct state at all times , it comes at the price of slow retreival , insertion and various other scalability limitations. That’s where new Ideas like Document oriented databases , Key value datastores come up.

In short The talk discusses use cases and comparison of

  • Distributes Database Systems like Google’s Big table , Facebook’s Cassandra.
  • Document Oriented Database Systems like CouchDB.
  • Key Value datastores like Tokyo Cabinet.
  • Column and Row based Data systems.
  • Using Bloom filter and other such interesting stuff.

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Talk ‘s Video
Talk’s Slides

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About Ashish Yadav

Hey there!!! I am Ashish Yadav, a Geek | Music Lover | Open Web enthusiast | Wannabe entrepreneur. I currently live in Chennai, India and share my thoughts, nifty hacks rather infrequently here with rest of the world. If you like my posts, may I suggest subscribing to the blog to read them as they are written :) . As a part of my day job I enjoy writing ubercool python code, and have loads of fun while at it. Opinions presented here are mine and not to be associated with my employer or anyone else. Opinions presented here are mine and not to be associated with my employer or anyone else.
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