Re: [NYC-rb] Databases

From: Robert Van S.
Sent on: Monday, June 3, 2013 12:18 PM

Yes, I agree with this email and it's contents. It's objective and informative to allow a developer to use their best judgement for the sake of the project that they are working on.

I do like Clusterix and their approach to scaling,  where MySQL and Mongo will top out at some point.  I didn't like that Clustrix was a proprietary hardware solution with no real pricing model, but that was last year and I think this year is different with it being offered on AWS; at least that's what I read.

On Jun 3,[masked]:29 AM, "James Gray" <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey Vincent,

First, Tom's advice was well-meaning, but not good advice - don't just pick a database because someone says it is the best - do your own research as you will be married to the DB once your projects get more involved and it becomes prohibitively tedious to change a DB later. Also, Postgres is a jack-of-all-trades DB that does almost everything; there are purpose-built DBs that may fit your project better and are usually far easier to use and scale than the jack-of-all-trades style (like Postgres or MySQL)

If you want a full overview of many of the most-modern  SQL (eg. Postgres) as well as NoSQL (eg. MongoDB) databases, check out the videos of the various DBs on http://www.DatabaseMonth.com 

Also, consider attending tomorrow's Database Month event which has free BEER, Pizza, Swag- New Operational Database: Scale-out Transactions & Real-time Analytics, presented by Sergei Tsarev, Co-Founder & CTO, Clustrix with Dmitri Mikhailov, Principal Database Architect, TheLadders



On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Vincent <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey all.

I'm still fairly new to Rails but I feel like I am a little clueless about our choices of database and I would like to learn more.

Is there anything you all know of that compares postgresql, mongo, sqlite, etc? I want to have a better overview of their strengths and weaknesses, and also make sure that my machine is ready to use all of them. 

I appreciate your feedback.


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Vincent Trivett
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