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Survey of open source databases

Time:11:30 - 12:15
Day:Wednesday 20 January 2010
Location:Main Auditorium (MFC)
Project: Lotsa projects! This is a survey!

Open source databases are rapidly multiplying - like lemmings, tribbles, or most insidiously: bunnies.

Some of these databases are relational - supporting some of the same SQL features as Postgres, but with different project goals. Other database projects were developed to meet particular needs - performance, embedding, column-store, making databases easier to use, and just for fun. This talk with provide an overview of the motivation behind each project, key developers, current database features and future plans.

Who knows how many projects there will be by the time LCA happens, but here's a short list of what will be included for sure: SQLite, MySQL (MySQL, MariaDB, XtraDB), Drizzle, CouchDB, Firebird, Ingres, Apache Derby, MonetDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, HyperTable

Selena Deckelmann

Selena Deckelmann works for End Point Corporation and is an enthusiastic open source advocate and PostgreSQL specialist. She is co-chair of Open Source Bridge conference, a conference for open source citizens. In her spare time, she likes to mix drinks for her local Perl and Postgres user groups, and fetch eggs from her chickens (when she has them).