Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Database as a Value

Rich Hickey is known as the inventor of the Clojure programming language. You can watch the interview of Brian Beckman with Rich Hickey to dig into the details of this very interesting language.

Over the past couple of years Rich has been putting his ways to work on data programmability. The result is a new type of database, Datomic. Datomic is a database of flexible, time-based facts, supporting queries and joins, with elastic scalability, and ACID transactions. It is implemented in Clojure.

Here is the recording of Rich's talk on a new approach to database design.