October 2013

Beyond the SQL/NoSQL debate

Last weekend I gave a talk about databases at the HackNY Masters conference with my friend and fellow Yale CS major Seth Thompson. We covered some of the basics of database technology, and gave tips about how to choose which database to use for an application without getting caught up in buzzwords. My favorite part was explaining the eventual consistency model in Amazon DynamoDB–who knew that consistency wasn’t always a requirement of a production database?

Check out the slides here: