After a great relaunch at the May meetup, the interest in "other databases" was quite obvious. While I touched on a few, it was more just classifying them. For this month, the plan is to give some high level lightning talks on a few of the different types.
Topics that I have tentatively confirmed (check back as we get closer) for some 5-7 minute talks include:
• MySQL (relational)
• MongoDB (document store / NoSQL)
• Neo4j (graph database / NoSQL)
• Cassandra (columnar store / NoSQL)
The focus will be on:
• What is it?
• What is it good at?
• What isn't it good at?
• What are some use cases where it fits?
I'll bring food (and please let me know if you are tired of Joey's pizza!) so please RSVP so I can get a good idea of how much to bring :)
Hope to see you there and feel free to comment on other technologies you'd like to see discussed. We may have "Lightning in July" too if we get enough topics!