Episode 1 - Mongo DB Is Web Scale
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Q&A discussion discussing the merits of No SQL and relational databases.
By bbcbasic 2017-09-20
Obligatory "Mongo DB Is Web Scale" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2F-DItXtZs
By mhink 2017-09-20
Did you read the article past the benchmark numbers? That's more-or-less exactly the point the author made by the end. To wit:
> The majority of web applications handle far less than 1000 requests per second. I’d go as far as to say that most web application developers are employed by a company whose entire webapp does far less than 1000 requests/second. Most of them do less than 1000 requests/minute.
> When your application is big enough to be doing 20,000 RPM, you will have anywhere from a half-dozen to even fifty engineers, depending on your application’s domain. A single software engineer costs a company at least $10,000/month in employee benefits and salary. So we’re choosing our frameworks based on saving one-third of an engineer per month? And if that framework caused your development cycles to slow down by even one third of a mythical man-month, you’ve increased your costs, not decreased them. Choosing a web framework based on server costs is clearly a sucker’s game.
> What does web-scale even mean? It's an old-ish meme, from this video making fun of MongoDB. 
By SkyMarshal 2017-09-20
From what I've observed, the "crowd" is easily seduced by performance above all other concerns - correctness, security, science, etc. NoSQL was invented and gained popularity b/c it originally was easier to scale via sharding, and that was seductive enough  to give it industry momentum. While performance is a feature, it seemed many folks originally advocating NoSQL did not understand or appreciate the mathematical foundations of the relational model. A decade of experience seems to be driving zeitgeist back to scientific fundamentals.
By gamad 2017-09-23
I like MongoDB! It's web-scale:
By mi100hael 2017-10-21
> "Most applications today run on a database technology that was introduced in the 1970s," Ittycheria said. "In the '70s, I was using a rotary phone to have a phone conversation. So people are looking for a modern, scalable and flexible platform."
It's like a weird version of the Turing test where you have to decide whether someone's speaking seriously or in jest when they talk about NoSQL.
By eltoozero 2017-10-21
Obligatory: MongoDB is web scale.