Cool new Free software
Posted Dec 19, 2012 15:58 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
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Good to know that there are alternatives. I have fond memories of PostgreSQL from some years ago, and MongoDB while nice has some wrinkles here and there. Still, mongo is really fast: you can do hundreds of writes per second without any optimization, while from my recollections PostgreSQL stayed closer to the 100 req/sec mark. I guess that between Moore's Law and relentless progress in PostgreSQL now it will do much better.
There are other NoSQL stores like Redis or Riak which are much faster and more scalable by nature. But their key-value nature makes the programming model much more time-consuming: you have to think about how you are going to exploit the data, not how you want to store it.
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