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The Death of Relational Databases: Social Developer Summit

Are relational databases doomed? Digg's Arin Sarkissian reviews best strategies for storing information on the social web.

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  3. The Death of Relational Databases, Part 2 (9:48) 9:48 FREE!

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With the rising popularity of non-relational databases like Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, and Amazon SimpleDB, are relational databases doomed? Companies like Facebook and other large product development teams are using Hadoop or simply sharding indefinitely, what's the best strategy for storing information on the social web? When does it make the most sense to use each type of database and what are some innovative solutions being used by the biggest social web companies today?

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