Level: Introductory to Intermediate
Director, Developer Relations
With the introduction of CouchDB, the world suddenly seemed to be alive with a whole slew of "alternative" approaches to data persistence, collectively called "NoSQL" and offering a "slightly different" to "radically different" view of data storage and retrieval. It's left a few developers scratching their heads, trying to figure out when to use a NoSQL database instead of a regular database, much less which NoSQL database to use. In this session, we'll examine the NoSQL ecosystem, look at the major players, how they compare and contrast, and what sort of architectural implications they have for software systems in general.
You will learn:
- What NoSQLs offer that the RDBMS don't
- When and how (and when not) to use them