N✮SQL Berlin Roundup

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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”.

If you couldn’t make it to the first “NoSQL Meetup Berlin” which recently took place at newthinking store — all the talks have been recorded and are on vimeo now:

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:

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