Database and Analytics

TH18 Busy Developer's Guide to NoSQL


2:15pm - 3:30pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Ted Neward

Ted Neward

Director, Developer Relations

With the introduction of CouchDB, the world suddenly seems to be alive with a whole slew of "alternative" approaches to data persistence, collectively called "NoSQL" and offers a "slightly different" to "radically different" view of data storage and retrieval. It's left a few developers scratching their heads, trying to figure out when to use a NoSQL database instead of a regular database, much less which NoSQL database to use. In this session, we'll examine the NoSQL ecosystem, look at the major players, how they compare and contrast, and what sort of architectural implications they have for software systems in general.

You will learn:

  • About NoSQLs
  • What NoSQLs offer that the RDBMS don't
  • When and how (and when not) to use them