So, there's this "NoSQL" thing you may have heard of, and this related thing called "eventual consistency". Supposedly, they help you scale, but no one has ever explained why! Well, wonder no more! This talk will demystify NoSQL, eventual consistency, how they might help you scale, and -- most importantly -- why you should care.
We'll look closely at how Riak, a linearly-scalable, distributed and fault-tolerant NoSQL datastore, implements eventual consistency, and how you can harness it from Ruby via the slick Ripple client/ORM. When the talk is finished, you'll have the tools both to understand eventual consistency and to handle it like a pro inside your next Ruby application.