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Evaluating NoSQL Performance: Which Database is Right for Your Data?


Date: December 12th 2012
Time: 05:20pm PST
Location: Morgan Hill Room


The need to operate terabyte-size databases becomes very common these days. Unless you have implemented architectures that use NoSQL databases and frameworks that support data-intensive distributed applications, then many technology options available are probably a slight enigma. This session focuses on real-world successful attempt to benchmark five most popular NoSQL databases side by side. Base tool selected for the purpose of this research is Yahoo Cloud Serving Benchmark and benchmarking is performed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances. We will benchmark MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase, in their default configuration, with tuned client and server side settings and we measure performance of them on 7 types of workloads. Attendees will learn:

  • What NoSQL databases offer when it comes to solving the problem of store and retreive massive amounts of data
  • How NoSQL databases different from each other
  • Benchmark test results
  • Best practices for scaling NoSQL databases
  • Lessons learned about contender's strong and weak areas
  • Anti-Patterns (things to avoid)


Renat Khasanshyn , CEO , Altoros
Renat Khasanshyn is CEO of Altoros Systems and Venture Partner at Runa Capital. Renat is a subject matter expert on open source database infrastructure software. Most recently Renat scaled an idea called "Altoros" into a global software services organization with 200+ engineers in Belarus, US, UK, Denmark, and Norway. In the past, Mr. Khasanshyn was selected as a finalist for the 2007 Emerging Executive of the Year award by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. In 2006, Mr. Khasanshyn founded Apatar, the world's first on-demand, open source data mashup software project and won the 2007 IBM Business Mashup Challenge. Prior to founding Altoros in 2001, Renat was VP of Engineering for Tampa-based insurance company PriMed, Inc. Mr. Khasanshyn is a founder of Silicon Valley NewSQL User Group, and co-founder of Belarusian Java User Group. Renat studied Engineering at the Belarusian National Technical University.
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