Data Denormalization Is Broken — Why it’s hard to write good app-layer code for everyday business logic. “I think the database is overdue for a paradigm shift in the way it handles denormalization. I predict powerful denormalization engines will be invented in the next few years.”
RethinkDB Is Shutting Down — The business behind RethinkDB, an innovative open source realtime database, is closing down and its employees moving to Stripe. The project will live on as open source, however.
Lessons From MySQL Database Failure — Backups, verification, replication, and database security are covered in this 31-minute talk looking at lessons learnt from MySQL failures at scale.
RethinkDB Needs A New Home — A form looking for feedback on how RethinkDB should be handled by the open source community. Note: This form is not managed by the RethinkDB team, but by open source contributors.