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The State of NoSQL

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February 27, 2010 10:40 AM

Durham, NC

Durham, NC

Over the past year, NoSQL has been one of the most active movements in technology. We've seen the emergence of dozens of new options for persisting data, and the re-emergence of choices that had been used in specific niches. In addition, many of the tensions that characterized the movement initially have been resolved (or at least minimized), leaving open a new way forward.

In this session, we'll examine the current state of the NoSQL options, including the four major families (key-value stores, document- and column-oriented databases, and graph databases). We'll see examples of how to use representatives of each family in Ruby, and when you might be better off moving to one of them from a relational database. Finally, we'll explore the possibilities of hybrid systems.

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