Good artists copy; Great artists replicate
Let's talk about replication. Database replication is probably one of the most misunderstood things in computer science. Some argue that mongodb's way is the best. Some argue postgres. Some prefer emailing zips of database dumps around the office. In general, replication is a *really hard* problem. However, it is actually pretty simple if you are willing to accept some trade-offs. This talk will be a hands on approach about investigating how we can make replication simpler by building specialized databases. There will be lots of demos.
Mathias is a Node.js hacker from Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a core contributor to the open data project, dat and tends to write a bunch of npm modules whenever he has time. Recently he's been working a lot with new ways of replicating of single purpose databases using leveldb and other mad science projects.