Choosing the Right Tools for the Job, SQL or NOSQL

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There is a love affair with today’s relational database, so much so many developers and architects make a database the defacto standard for any and all data storage without even questioning is this the right place for this data. Instead of making the relational database a forgone conclusion, let’s talk about what will happen if we make it one of the many tools in an architects toolbox. Today we have seen an explosion of both relational database centric technologies and new non-SQL tools that can augment and and enhance applications. These technologies excel at different tasks, meaning picking one over the other is like picking a Porshe over a delivery truck ( have you ever tried to get a couch home in the back of a Porshe? ) What are some of these tools? Where do they fit? How do they differ from the traditional relational database? How can they compliment each other? During this session I will talk about different solutions I have encountered in my years of deploying MySQL and where these other solutions fit. Highlighting use cases for NDB Cluster, Memcached, Tokyo Tyrant, MongoDB, and others. This session is not meant to be the end all on these solutions, rather this is a high level discussion on where these tools have proven successful. This should provide a frame of reference for session attendees to think outside the box when they design their next application.

Matt Yonkovit


Matt has worked for MySQL, Sun, and Percona. He is a database expert with over 12 years of experience working with MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, and a ton of other relational databases. Matt has worked with top ranked websites and fortune 500 companies around the world.

  • Oracle
  • Monty Program
  • Calpont
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Joyent
  • Kickfire
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Percona
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Solid Quality Mentors (SolidQ)
  • Intel
  • Pentaho
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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