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Beyond (No)SQL

A talk by Sarah Mei at RailsConf 2010

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June 9, 2010 12:25 PM

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

SQL databases are awesome at certain problems. But most Rails apps encounter data challenges that make traditional databases look seriously puny. SQL over? In this talk, we'll dig into the guts of the relational model, look at the problems SQL doesn't solve well, and - crucially - understand why. Then we'll answer the million-dollar question: is NoSQL the only alternative?

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