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RavenDB High Performance by Brian Ritchie

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Foreword

About five years ago, I was working as a consultant dealing with a lot of "Strategic projects" for customers. Strategic project, I have learned, was a code name for something that costs a lot of money, and was usually in trouble.

At that time, I was dealing mostly with NHibernate (open source object relational mapper library), so I had a chance to see the type of issues people run into with their databases. In essence, those issues came in two different flavors. The first flavor was "let us try to shove a square through a round hole" in which the project was trying to do things that the poor RDBMS was just never meant to do. And the second flavor was "we are in a hurry, just get it over with" style.

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