Ballroom EPresenters Ben Bangert30min Advancedcateg ories Alternative databases to the traditional relational database model are becoming more prevalent, with Google DataStore, Amazon SimpleDB, Co uchDB, eXist XML database, and other databases getting more traction and enticing more developers to consider them. This talk focuses on evaluating when a website's needs might be better suited by one of these alternatives and what their strengths and weaknesses are. Examples are presented using t he Pylons framework along with implementations building on the unique stren gths of a non-relational database with various content storage consideratio ns.


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