DB Weekly
Issue 42 — December 12, 2014
Supported by
Yahoo Engineering
MDBM is a member of the DBM family of databases (originally created in 1979) that Yahoo has now open sourced. If a simple, high performance (even compared to Google’s LevelDB) key value store appeals to you, it’s worth a look.

Dave Rosenthal
One of FoundationDB’s co-founders looks at performance goals with databases and how their own latest architecture has allowed them to hit 14.4 million random writes per second across 30 EC2 instances.

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Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold says that NoSQL database deployments could be ‘entering a new phase’ in 2015 with far bigger deals being struck. As Couchbase has taken $115m in funding so far, he has every reason to be optimistic.

Pavel Abalihin
YAWNDB (YAWN acronym means Yet Another iNvented Wheel) is an in-memory circular array database written in Erlang. All the data is represented as triplets composed of a time, value and key.

Vaughn Vernon
An interesting thought piece that talks about what Postgres 9.4, and in particular JSONB, enables around a fundamentally new type of datastore working with both JSON, the relational DB, and aggregates.


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