by Angela Guess
The inaugural NoSQL Now! Conference is currently underway in San Jose, CA. The three day conference will showcase “the newest trends in the innovative and dynamic field of large, scalable, high-performance databases. The conference welcomes presentations from some of the top individuals and companies in the field and over 500 people are expected to attend.”
Tagged, a platinum sponsor of the event, will debut Stig, “the new open source, horizontally shared, graph database. Stig is designed for massive, real-time social applications, and makes the access and storing of large amounts of interconnected data easy, without a loss of speed. It provides scalability options for databases of any size, real-time accessibility, straightforward distribution over large networks and better yet, it’s free.”
Dr. Michael Stonebraker is also in attendance. The database pioneer “will deliver the Wednesday morning keynote address titled “NewSQL vs NoSQL for New OLTP.” Dr. Stonebraker’s groundbreaking and at time controversial work on NewSQL technologies is sure to generate lots of reactions from such a large audience of NoSQL devotees. His recent discussions on the problems facing large data management operations, such as Facebook, still using OldSQL or legacy SQL databases, sparked numerous debates across the data management blogosphere.”
Tony Shaw, founder of DATAVERSITY™ and producer of the conference stated, “Our goal is that the NoSQL Now! Conference provides a platform for new and emerging technologies in this dynamic new field of Big Data. In the search for solutions to difficult problems, developers are breaking free from the constraints of the relational database mindset. They are breaking ground and combining technologies to solve tough challenges such as massive web scale performance, real-time analysis, and the management of unstructured data. The whole field is blossoming with new ideas and products.”
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