If you get a group of technical people together, they will always find something to argue about. Everyone has an opinion, and this is definitely true when it comes to charging—a high volume, highly transactional business process. The type of database your vendor uses will have a huge effect on the design of your system.
In this episode, I talk with Alex DeBrie, principal at DeBrie Advisory. He geeks out on databases as much as I do—he even wrote a book about DynamoDB. (Find it in our episode resources.) Press play to hear our conversation about:
- The pros and cons of the three database choices in the charging market today [4:00];
- Why Amazon famously celebrated when it dumped its relational database [8:11];
- How non-relational, no-SQL databases change the playing field when it comes to charging [10:18]; and
- How Gartner thinks cloud databases like Totogi are the future [19:01].
THIS WEEK’S GUEST
Alex DeBrie is an expert in data modeling and the author of The DynamoDB Book, which he wrote based on the success of his instructional website, The DynamoDB Guide. He runs his own company called DeBrie Advisory, where he consults with clients on using AWS and serverless architectures. He’s worked at Stedi, Serverless, Inc., and Hudl, and had a brief stint as a corporate lawyer.
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- You can find the transcript for this episode here.
Links and Resources
- Follow Alex DeBrie on Twitter
- Check out his book about DynamoDB
- Listen to our podcast conversation with AWS DynamoDB superstar Rick Houlihan
- Find out why Gartner thinks cloud databases are the future and take a look at its latest MQ on Cloud Databases
- Everyone is super over Oracle databases. Read about Google’s new database initiative, which is designed to address customer requests to liberate themselves from Oracle, and then watch the Amazon team celebrate as they turn off their last Oracle database
- Register for Totogi’s May 17 webinar, Why Your Lame Charging System Is Not Smart Enough For The Future
- Visit the Totogi website to learn more about its badass, cloud-native charger
- Enjoy this xkcd comic on emacs vs. vi. If you don’t get it, read about the editor war of 1995 – 2000
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