Comp 305-001/488-305: Database Administration
Spring 2017: Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45, Comm 010
Homework 2: on Sakai, due Mar 1.
This past week this post appeared: blog.sagemath.com/2017/02/09/rethinkdb-vs-postgres.html.
The author switched from ReThinkDB, a NoSQL, document-oriented database, to
Postgres; Postgres comes off pretty good in the comparison. NoSQL databases
are "supposed" to provide greater performance and efficiency in exchange for
a more limited query language than SQL, and this isn't what happened.
Here's a blog suggesting Postgres as the "Swiss army knife" of databases: it
can do everything. Maybe not as well as a niche product, but it
can be a passable interim solution: renesd.blogspot.com/2017/02/is-postgresql-good-enough.html.
While we're at it: brentozar.com/archive/2013/02/7-things-developers-should-know-about-sql-server.
We don't care about SQL Server (Microsoft's RDBMS), per se, but it's an
interesting take on what DB administrators have to know, eventually. (And
see the tail end of #2.)
Start with ER-to-relational
Then back to Nested