Replication. Partitioning. Relational databases. Bigtable. Dynamo. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to scaling your database, and the CAP theorem proved that there never will be. This talk will explain the advantages and limits of the approaches to scaling traditional relational databases, as well as the tradeoffs made by the designers of newer distributed systems like Cassandra. These slides are from Jonathan Ellis's OSCON 09 talk: http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009/public/schedule/detail/7955
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