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NoSQL 101 – Part Four

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NoSQL Now! Conference

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About the Presentation

This session is a general overview if the NoSQL movement targeted at individuals that are new to the NoSQL area. It includes a brief history of the key triggering events in the NoSQL movement, a background on the key terms and business drivers behind NoSQL initiatives, a detailed discussions of the key issues driving different NoSQL solutions and a discussion of the methods used to help you select a business-appropriate database.

This session will help you put many of the NoSQL buzzwords in context of the business challenges facing organizations today. If you are new to the area it will enable you to recognize key themes and patterns common in the NoSQL presentations you will hear through the rest of the conference. Topics you will learn about include:

  • Historical Context
  • Triggering Events
  • NoSQL Terminology
  • The Challenges of BigData
  • NoSQL Innovations at Google, Amazon and Yahoo
  • Challenges of Distributed Computing
  • Functional Programming
  • The MapReduce Algorithm
  • Horizontal Scaling with Auto-Sharding
  • ACID and BASE
  • XQuery and FLOWR
  • The Challenge of Agility
  • Challenges of Object-Relational Mapping Systems
  • The CAP Theorem
  • Trade-off Analysis
  • NoSQL Classification Systems
  • Key-Value Stores
  • JSON Document Stores
  • Native XML Stores
  • Graph Stores
  • Object Stores
  • Influential NoSQL Systems (Hadoop, MongoDB, CouchDB, Cassendra, MarkLogic etc.)
  • Architectural Analysis Methods
  • The ATAM Method

About the Speaker


Dan McCreary
Dan McCreary and Associates


Dan McCreary has over 17 years of experience in the technology field and has a reputation as a respected technology strategist. He is the founder of Integrity Solutions, which was sold to Vance Opperman’s Key Technologies in 1998 and is now part of the WAM!NET Professional Services division. Dan’s career has taken him through the fields of solid state physics, computer chip design, supercomputing, working with Steve Jobs and NeXT Computer, and founding his own consulting firm in 1992. Dan has a strong reputation for writing and presenting technology topics to a broad audience of executives and managers. His topics have ranged from software development technologies to web marketing strategies.

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