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Musings on some technical papers I read this weekend: Google Dremel, NoSQL comparison, Gossip Protocols

Some random comments on Dremel and a benchmark on Key-Value stores. How to evaluate technical papers and read between the lines.

NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why (PHPUK2011)

Some considerations about NoSQL databases, and slides of my talk given at PHPUK 2011: "NoSQL Databases: What, When and Why".

The Art of Scalability - DPC10 wrapup

A wrapup of the Dutch PHP Conference 2010. Uploaded slides of my talk "The Art of Scalability - Managing growth".

PHP UK 2010: RDBMS in the social networks age

Wrapup of the PHP UK Conference 2010. Uploaded slides of my talk "RDBMS in the social networks age" about graphs in the database.

Speaking at the PHP Barcelona conference 2009

Speaking at the PHP Barcelona Conference 2009. Talk: "Trees in the Database: Advanced Data Structures".

New article: Graphs in the database, SQL meets social networks

Graphs in the database: how to store a graph data structure in a DBMS, and answer the most common queries typical of social networks, like "You might also know" or "You might also like", or "How you are connected to XYZ" (degrees of separation).

Graphs in the database: SQL meets social networks

How to store a graph data structure in a DBMS, and query it to solve many of the problems of social networks.

Trees in the database: It sure ain't no CouchDB!

Wrap-up of the Dutch PHP Conference, Amsterdam, 11-13 June 2009.

Speaking at the Dutch PHP Conference 2009

Speaking at the Dutch PHP Conference 2009. Talk: "Trees in the Database: Advanced Data Structures".

Updated articles to extract META informations from databases

By popular request, I've updated my articles explaining how to retrieve meta data from your DBMS (Firebird SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server). Have fun.
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