- Interview on CouchDB, the Apache project for a document database, written in Erlang, with an HTTP/REST/JSON API, already mentioned in this blog. Interesting point of view at the end about BigTable. For sure a big scalable, persistent Map is certainly interesting in some very specific cases, but it is not really a database at the end.
- Scalaris, a scalable, transactional data store for Web 2.0 services. Yet another distributed, persistent key-value system. That one shares many design ideas with BigTable, while, like CouchDB, it is written in Erlang. The big addition seems to be a better support for transactions. See OnScale for more information (videos, slides...)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Following my previous blog about the future of databases, I've seen these recent posts on TheServerSide: