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Interview with Greg Davoll, Software Product Leader at Quest Software

“Open-source is not free, but it’s less expensive than most proprietary offerings”

Built to reduce the learning curve for developers and DBAs working in next-gen database environments, Toad Edge is a flexible toolset for developing and managing open source databases. We talked to Greg Davoll, Software Product Leader at Quest Software, about the growth of open source technologies and why Toad Edge helps bridge the gap between DevOps and database development.

Under the hood

RethinkDB releases official Java client driver

RethinkDB announced the release of an official Java client driver. The library implements RethinkDB’s query language and lets developers send queries to a RethinkDB cluster. Java developers can use the new client driver with RethinkDB to build real-time web applications, sending queries to the database and receiving live updates as the output changes.

A shoe for every foot

Sergey Sverchkov: Evaluating NoSQL Performance – Which Database is Right for Your Data?

The need to operate terabyte-size databases becomes very common these days. Unless you have implemented architectures that use NoSQL databases and frameworks that support data-intensive distributed applications, then many technology options available are difficult to understand. This session focuses on real-world successful attempts to benchmark four of the most popular NoSQL databases side by side. The base tool selected for the purpose of this research is Yahoo Cloud Serving Benchmark and benchmarking is performed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances. We will benchmark MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, and Riak in their default configuration, with tuned client and server side settings and we measure performance of them on 7 types of workloads. Watch this talk and learn:

Keeping limber

Dwight Merriman: Databases and Agile Development

Much has been made of scalability as a driver for choosing a database, but the choice of a database influences much more than the scaling architecture. Different database choices drive different data models which in turn influence the development process. In this talk, Dwight Merriman, founder and CEO of 10gen and a core MongoDB committer, draws on his experiences from DoubleClick, where he was founder and CTO, as well as his experiences founding Gilt Groupe, ShopWiki, and Business Insider, to discuss how the influence of the database on the development process and how making the right database choices can allow agile development. This keynote was filmed at JAX London 2013.