Evolving from Relational to Document Store

Graham Tackley, Guardian News and Media

May 24 2011


guardian.co.uk is a leading UK-based news website. We've spent ten years fighting relational database representations of our domain model, until the implementation of our API made us realise that if only we could store documents everything got simpler. I'll talk about the history that led us to choosing MongoDB as a key part of our infrastructure going forward and how we're progressively migrating from our relational database.