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Episode 2: A brief introduction to NoSQL databases

In our second episode (12 minutes long), Alex and Nat talk about the new generation of “NoSQL” databases that have created a lot of interest among web developers; especially those lucky people dealing with thousands of simultaneous users and terabytes of data.


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Please feel free to leave a comment below after you’ve listened to the episode. We’re still total newbies at this podcasting thing, so your feedback and encouragement are a big help!

If you want to learn more about NoSQL than what we covered in the show, check out these links:

The Big Guys:

  • Voldemort
  • Cassandra
  • HBase — We didn’t get to this one, but it’s modelled on BigTable, and can replicate across geographically separated datacenters (Cassandra needs faster roundtrips). And it’s what Hadoop uses internally.


  • MongoDB — Great for storing JSON objects.
  • CouchDB — Erlang based, uses javascript as a query language.


  • Redis — memcached with persistence and useful list/set/ordered-set datatypes.
  • Redis twitter implementation — simple example of building a twitter-like system on top of redis.

Underlying Technology

The image above is a picture of a Google datacenter in Oregon, where they no doubt run BigTable.


  1. I really liked this ‘cast! Got me thinking, kept me laughing, and just plain entertained me more than the first one. Thanks guys!

    Posted January 21, 2010 at 2:10 am | Permalink
  2. I know this is way too subjective, but I’d recommend MyNoSQL as a great source to learn about NoSQL. Pretty much all great NoSQL content gets on MyNoSQL.

    Posted January 21, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Permalink
  3. Alex – that’s a great resource. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted January 21, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Permalink
  4. That was a great episode, perfect length and subject. Thanks so much for doing this.

    Posted January 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Permalink
  5. loopo

    Great work. Keep it up.

    Posted February 1, 2010 at 1:24 am | Permalink
  6. Great episode, nice explanations of the systems without leaving us non experts behind.

    Posted February 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Permalink
  7. dan

    Please do keep it up.. Depth was spot on and length is ideal.

    Posted February 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Permalink
  8. Great show!! I learned a lot about NoSQL. Thanks for doing the show and I sure hope you guys keep producing it. Length and content was perfect! Can’t wait for the next show…?

    Posted February 9, 2010 at 4:43 am | Permalink
  9. Just dropping another kudos on the length and topic. Nicely done.

    Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  10. Matthew

    Enjoying the shows so far. Keep it up! :)

    Posted February 12, 2010 at 12:17 am | Permalink
  11. I loved the NoSQL podcast. very informative. keep up the great work. and get an identica group or something. :)

    Posted February 14, 2010 at 9:53 am | Permalink
  12. Daniel Bornkessel

    Again a very good podcast: Very condensed but yet very easy to understand … I like “eventual consistency”

    When is the next episode due ? :)

    Posted February 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Permalink
  13. Aleks

    Great episode! NoSQL sounds really cool.

    Posted March 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
  14. kbyrd

    Just found this podcast and listened to Ep 1 & 2. I really liked the NoSQL content. Just the right length to get me interested and deciding if I want to learn more on my own.

    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:17 am | Permalink
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