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The ACID/BASE Conundrum

Event: CascadiaJS 2020

Speaker: Sangeetha KP

Tags: [databases]

When we start a new project, we are often posed with the task of setting up a data store. The arises the inevitable question "Should I use a SQL based store or NOSQL one". We might tend to lean towards SQL due to it's familiarity and ubiquity; or lean towards NoSQL due to its ease and low setup cost. In this talk, we will look at database choices through a different lens. Taking inspiration from CAP theorem we will understand the ACID/BASE properties of datatbases that will act as guiding principles for choosing database.

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