Raven takes flight in a sky of vultures

Posted on May 11, 2010

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Tuesday 18th May sees the official launch event of RavenDB, Ayende Rahien’s (real name Oren Eini) NOSQL database for the .NET world.

I have been grabbing the source and compiling each iteration of RavenDB since early on in its development and have seen unbelievable performance and feature changes since. I truly think Ayende has created a substancial contribution to the ever growing market for non-relational databases. I very much doubt Facebook or Twitter will be moving over to RavenDB due to platform/technology choices but its definitely one to watch out for or try for yourself.

Dont know anything about non-relational databases, stuck in MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL land? Well, check out this very good resource on NOSQL and the various database types that fall under this banner.

http://nosql-database.org/

The main four being:

  • Document Store (This is what RavenDB is)
  • Key Value / Tuple Store
  • Graph Databases
  • Object Databases

If you want to come along and see RavenDB live, the event details are as follows:

What: In The Brain of Oren Eini aka Ayende Rahien: Introduction into Raven DB
Where: The Skills Matter eXchange, London
When: 18 May 2010    Starts at  18:30

http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/open-source-dot-net/ayende-rahien-introduction-into-raven-db

Curious about RavenDB?; go get, compile the source for RavenDB at http://github.com/ravendb/ravendb

Alternatively, read the comprehensive docs at http://groups.google.com/group/ravendb

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