Developing polyglot persistence applications

Chris Richardson (Chris Richardson Consulting, Inc)
Software Architecture
Location: Portland 255 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 11 ratings)
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NoSQL databases such as Redis, MongoDB and Cassandra are emerging as a compelling choice for many applications. They can simplify the persistence of complex data models and offer significantly better scalability and performance. However, using a NoSQL database means giving up the benefits of the relational model such as SQL, constraints and ACID transactions. For some applications, the solution is polyglot persistence: using SQL and NoSQL databases together.

In this talk, you will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of polyglot persistence and how to design applications that use this approach. We will explore the architecture and implementation of an example application that uses MySQL as the system of record and Redis as a very high-performance database that handles queries from the front-end. You will learn about mechanisms for maintaining consistency across the various databases.

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Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson Consulting, Inc

Chris Richardson is a developer and architect with over 20 years of experience. He is a Java Champion and the author of POJOs in Action, which describes how to build enterprise Java applications with POJOs and frameworks such as Spring and Hibernate. Chris is the founder of the original, an early Java PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) for Amazon EC2. He consults with organizations to improve how they develop and deploy applications. Chris has a computer science degree from the University of Cambridge in England and lives in Oakland, CA.

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Nyoman Ribeka
07/29/2013 5:22am PDT

Really good presentation especially on approach we can take to ensure that both the relational and no-sql part in sync.


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