links for 2009-11-24: NoSQL required?; Data Driven Decision Making; Chess Olympiad uses Sun
By kevinschmidt on Nov 24, 2009
- The "NoSQL" Discussion has Nothing to Do With SQL - Good write-up on why SQL isn't necessarily the culprit if you are looking for performance and flexibility, but rather things associated with traditional databases which SQL is associated with.
- Sun-Based Web Platform Successfully Delivers First-Ever Internet Streams of Chess Olympiad - "By using Sun SPARC Enterprise servers, the Solaris 10 Operating System, and the Sun Java Enterprise System, we built a Web platform that successfully streamed matches to hundreds of thousands of chess fans and supported millions of Web site sessions during the Olympiad."
- What the National League Cy Young Vote Can Teach Us About Data Driven Decision Making - Correctly makes the case that wins and losses are not the best statistic for pitchers but also clearly states that it is all about the data.