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Myth-Busting: NoSQL vs SQL Data Stores

Published: at 06:00 PM
Jasmin Fluri

Data usually lives longer than the associated applications. This is just one of many reasons why it is important to have a very good database solution in use.

The most common data stores are either NoSQL aor SQL databases. When it comes to which data storage to choose for a project, there are many myths and half-truths. Some arguments for and against are also very emotional.

In this talk we take a look at these myths and facts such as performance, scalability, monitoring and other software engineering aspects of NoSQL and SQL databases. We refute some of them, confirm others and take a rational look at the characteristics of various database solutions.

At the end of the talk you should know how to find the right database solution for your use case.


Jasmin Fluri works as a software and data engineer at Schaltstelle GmbH in Bern. She teaches software engineering and data warehousing at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.

Her focus is on efficient development methods, continuous integration and delivery. As part of her master’s thesis, she is researching the performance and engineering characteristics of JSON data stores. She is a member of the Oracle ACE program, as Oracle ACE.