10 au 12 mars, 2010
Montréal, Canada

Migrating to MongoDB

While MySQL and PostgreSQL are the usual options for database-driven web applications, developers can now consider non-relational databases as serious alternatives.

This session will present a case study of why and how we migrated from a backend built on a mix of MySQL and SQLite to MongoDB. The session will cover the following points:
- Key differences between an SQL RDBMS and Mongo,
- What made it a better fit in our case,
- Other similar databases that were evaluated (CouchDB, Tokyo Cabinet, Amazon SimpleDB),
- Hands-on technical examples of using MongoDB from PHP5.

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Bruno Morency


Bruno has been involved in startups since graduating from McGill Engineering in 2001. His first company developed a web-based knowledge management application and was bought by ISAC Technologies in 2003. Before founding DokDok in 2009, Bruno was involved in other hi-tech startups as head of marketing and product development. He's been developing web applications since the late 90s and his current technical interests include PHP5, AJAX interfaces with jQuery and extensions to Mozilla products.

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