For his Google Summer of Code project Alex
Gaynor added Multiple Database support to
Django, which just got pushed to Trunk.
The Documentation is available
Some of the offhand benifits I can see:
- Multiple of databases. Got some legacy systems you don’t want to migrate but have access to the data? no problem
- Have a read and a write database. Want one of your databases to speed up by configuring faster indexes and disabling writes? done.
- Multiple TYPES of databases. This is the one I’m most excited about. This is going to enable people to use some of the NoSQL databases (MongoDB, CouchDB, see here for a more complete list)
For a great application of MongoDB on a news site see Business