I had the unique opportunity to present at the annual technology forum Insight Venture Partners holds for their portfolio companies. Over 100 CTOs gathered in NYC to hear from great presenters from companies like 10gen, Tumblr, Shutterstock and Buddy Media. I’ve included a slightly longer version of the presentation given which includes a few slides that I cut out for brevity to fit in the allocated time while still allowing time for questions.
Amazon, Digg, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter all started on sql databases (all but Amazon on MySQL) and have transitioned to incorporated nosql databases into their infrastructure, though many utilize both relational databases as well as non-relational ones. I’ve compiled a few resources to help bring you up to speed on nosql databases. Major sites using NoSQL Amazon : (Dynamo) http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2007/10/amazons_dynamo.html LinkedIn : (Voldemort) http://blog.linkedin.com/2009/03/20/project-voldemort-scaling-simple-storage-at-linkedin/ Digg : (Cassandra) http://about.digg.com/blog/saying-yes-nosql-going-steady-cassandra Facebook : (Cassandra) http://cassandra.apache.org/ Twitter : (Cassandra) http://nosql.mypopescu.com/post/407159447/cassandra-twitter-an-interview-with-ryan-king Key articles to read..