Until recently, Relational Databases have been the rage... but now there's a new
kid on the block: the NoSQL database. NoSQL databases turn the conventions we've
all learned on their heads: data normalization, pivot tables, schemas, and more.
Instead of storing metadata and relations across tables, we can create custom
schemas per record -- offering incredible flexibility and reducing the number of
queries required to get at exactly the information we need.
In this talk, we'll look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of NoSQL
databases, as well as some examples of applications that could benefit from the
new paradigms they offer.