While at SXSW Interactive, Adam and Wynn got to attend the Data Cluster Meetup hosted by Rackspace and Infochimps. Things got a bit rowdy when the panel debated features of Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB and Amazon SimpleDB and started throwing dirt at everybody else’s favorite NoSQL databases.
- Stu Hood from Cassandra
- Jan Lehnardt from CouchDB
- Wynn Netherland from The Changelog, subbing for MongoDB
- Werner Vogels CTO at Amazon
Items mentioned in the discussion:
- Cassandra The Apache Cassandra Project brings together Dynamo’s fully distributed design and Bigtable’s ColumnFamily-based data model and powers some of the world’s largest sites.
- CouchDB Apache,CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API.
- MongoDB Combining the best features of document databases, key-value stores, and RDBMSes.
- Amazon SimpleDB a highly available, scalable, and flexible non-relational data store that offloads the work of database administration.
- Dynamo Dynamo is a highly available, proprietary key-value structured storage system that powers parts of Amazon Web Services.
- Amazon S3 Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
- Redis Redis is an advanced key-value store. It is similar to memcached but the dataset is not volatile, and values can be strings, exactly like in memcached, but also lists, sets, and ordered sets.
- Neo4j Neo4j is a graph database. It is an embedded, disk-based, fully transactional Java persistence engine that stores data structured in graphs rather than in tables.
Special thanks to @jchris for the awesome CouchDB theme song!