[sf-perl] [meeting] Perl + MongoDB => Mongoers + Fun

Dan Keller dan at keller.com
Mon Jun 6 19:01:58 PDT 2011

I agree with Matt's question -- I think we're both stuck on the
tortured English syntax -- by "web scale" I'm guessing they
mean "scale the web app from supporting dozens of users
to millions" (what every web app provider dreams of!)
and with Josh's comment, too -- this isn't the first non-relational
DBMS nor even the first document-oriented DBMS.
Josh probably has a specific technology in mind and I can
think of some, too.

Most "new" technologies in each generation are, conceptually,
not new (older generations did similar things) but have new
names and new "syntactic sugar" (as one of my CS profs
used to call it.) In this case, the idea is that relational DBMSs
are not the best tool for every job. Obviously. But they are a
mature technology. Also obvious.

Just my $0.02.

Dan Keller
dan at keller.com
+1 (415) 861-4500

On 6/6/2011 4:08 PM, Matthew Lanier wrote:
> is mongoDB "web scale"?
> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2F-DItXtZs>
> m@
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Josh Berkus wrote:
>> On 6/3/11 1:16 PM, Fred Moyer wrote:
>>> MongoDB is a new document-oriented database. It provides a new
>>> paradigm for storing and accessing data, one that works very naturally
>>> with Perl.
>> Actually, it's a very old paradigm.  Goes back to around 1963.

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