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Tim Anglade
Day Sunday
Room AW1.120
Start time 09:15
End time 10:00
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track NoSQL
Language English
NoSQL for Fun & Profit

An introduction to the NoSQL scene: the subfamilies, the projects, as well as their advantages & drawbacks compared to each other or traditional SQL systems.

1. 40 years in the desert: yes, the relational model is actually celebrating its 40th birthday this year. Let's take an unbiased look about what’s great and not-so-great about it.

2. A not-so-novel idea: precursors & roots of NoSQL systems from the 70s to the 00s. NoSQL projects are not just defined in opposition to SQL; they come from approaches as old or sometimes older than the relational model itself.

3. The odd couple family: why those very separate projects, efforts and models have been grouped together under one brand in the public’s mind. Plus, a possible categorization of the sub-families within the movement.

4. “What's in a name? That which we call a NoSQL system, by any other name would be as frackin’ sweet”: Obligatory, rapid mention of the controversy around the name and why nobody should care.

5. SQL vs. NoSQL, Live from... THE THUNDERDOME: a breakdown of where NoSQL sub-families tend to shine (and where SQL should probably be used instead.)

6. It's Alive: production examples of NoSQL systems.

7. (If time allows.) The road ahead: future developments, business development possibilities, missing approaches & projects.