12–13 May 2014
August is a programmer and a consultant, employed at Kodemaker, and currently contracting at NSB. He's equally experienced on both backend and frontend, and delivers web apps, mobile apps, and real time systems. In his free time he works on both test frameworks and operating systems, and blogs about functional databases from time to time.
Traditional databases supports operations like "update" and "delete". How did you decide that it's OK for your business to discard old data? Are you sure this data is not relevant now, or that it will never be relevant in the future?
We'll take a look at the functional databases Event Store and Datomic. We'll mostly explore interesting business cases that functional databases solve elegantly, instead of a small (and frankly useless) getting started scenario. We'll also look at the problems that arise when we attempt to solve these problems with more traditional databases.