N✮SQL Berlin Roundup
Key-value-stores and other non-relational databases are a hot topic right now, as it increasingly turns out that the traditional (= relational) approach is difficult to scale horizontally. In other words, it may be time — as Bob Ippolito put it — to “Drop ACID and think about data”.
- Consistency in Distributed Key/Value Stores, Monika Moser
- Redis — Fast and Furious, Mathias Meyer
- Peer to Peer Applications with CouchDB, Jan Lehnardt
- Riak, Martin Scholl
- MongoDB, Mathias Stearn
- 4th Generation Object Databases, Prof. Stefan Edlich
Heise has a good summary (in german).
Here at StudiVZ we are following this topic very closely and are actively investigating some of the alternatives. At the moment, Cassandra looks very promising to us.
Some more links: