[BangPypers] NoSQL (was: BangPypers meeting February 2011)
Anand Balachandran Pillai
abpillai at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 09:12:42 CET 2011
I am sure many of you must have gone through this discussion, but sharing
it anyway since I liked the analogy he makes with SQL against NoSQL
compared to transmission in cars.
It might be a cliche, but I kind of feel the current "NoSQL movement"
is simply a case of "The grass must be greener on the other side".
On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:03 PM, vikas ruhil <vikasruhil06 at gmail.com>wrote:
> < have you try even BIG QUERY service from Google as Trusted Tester?
> < than you will find out your answer definitely?
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 13 2011, Santosh Rajan wrote:
> > > Google has BigTable as its nosql implementation. You would think that,
> > > for a mission critical massive scale operation like Google adwords,
> > > Google uses BigTable right? Wrong! They use MySQL.
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdWords#Technology
> > >
> > > Google see's so much value with what works, that in fact they submit
> > > patches to MySQL, for any large scale problem they faced.
> > >
> > > Understanding that your job is "to get the job done", and new fangled
> > > stuff is simply not worth the risk, when postgresql or MySQL can get
> > > the job done, will take you a long way towards database zen.
> > RDBMS and document stores optimise for different things. This diagram
> > shows where these different systems fall
> > http://guide.couchdb.org/editions/1/en/consistency.html#cap
> > Shoehorning an application that would best work with an RDMBS (and all
> > the things that it offers) to work with a document store is folly.
> > It's equally dumb to force something that's a natural fit for a document
> > store to use an RDMBS.
> > Google used mySQL for adwords because they needed what it offered.
> > They use BigTable for a number of other products because it's a better
> > fit over there http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BigTable#History
> > I'm new to the whole NoSQL thing but it offers new ideas and I think
> > dismissing them as "new fangled stuff" that's "not worth the risk" is
> > myopic.
> > [...]
> > Footnotes:
> >  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAP_theorem
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