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Making Sense of NoSQL

March 9, 2017

Over 95% of database transactions in Minnesota-based companies use relational technologies. However, if you work in the Bay Area or at Amazon, under 5% of your transactions use relational technologies. How do we account for these regional difference in database preferences?

This presentation will review the six key database architectural patterns and then pose the question: How do you match your business requirements to one or more of these architectures? What are the implications of these choices on agility and long-term cost effectiveness of your IT infrastructure? We will then look at some case studies of organizations that have benefited from various choices they have made. We will close with some thoughts on leading change.


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Keller (EE/CS) 3-111 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
Jim Plasek - Unisys
Dan McCreary - Principal Consultant for MarkLogic
Making Sense of NoSQL
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Speaker Bio: 

Dan is an enterprise data architect with a focus on NoSQL database architectures. He’s worked at Bell Labs and Steve Job's NeXT Computer as well as founding his own consulting firm of over 75 people. His interests include topics such as distributed computing, programming languages, databases and XML standards. He has published articles on the semantic web, metadata registries, US Federal XML standards, XForms, XQuery and XRX. He is co-founder of the "NoSQL Now!" conference and is a co-author of the book "Making Sense of NoSQL" by Manning Publications. Dan is currently a Principal Consultant for MarkLogic.