A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
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Understanding the "NO" in NoSQL

Venkat Subramaniam

Relational databases have ruled the world since the dawn of time (or so it appears). They power our enterprises and for many in the corporate world, it may be hard to imagine life without them. Each decade a novel idea would challenge the status quo and make a case to deviate for the tradition. A flock of enthusiastic programmers, like your humble speaker back in the early 90s, would throw their support around it, only to be crushed eventually by the large vendors and enterprise standards. But, the excitement around NoSQL has shown that enterprise data is not the only thing that's persistent.

In this presentation we'll learn how NoSQL deviates from those deep rooted traditional approaches, and how this may be useful. We will also discuss the situations where these types of databases may be more appropriate.

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