Apache CouchDB is the oldest of the new breed of non-relational databases. It's a JSON based web server, so it should fit right into your stack. Get inspired by real world use cases. See what makes Couch tick. Learn some Map Reduce. Relax.
by Josh Berkus
ETL. OLAP. BIDW. ELT. M/R. MPP. Windowing. Matviews. Data Marts. Column Stores. Are you at sea in a tidal surge of arcane terminology, trying to cope with big data problems?
While big data may be bigger today, and far more common, and while we have a lot of new tools for dealing with it, the essential practices of how to process, store, and visualize large quantities of data haven't changed very much in the last ten years. Data warehousing veteran Josh Berkus will give you a lightning tour of the techniques and tools for dealing with masses of data, including: the data processing pipeline, types of big databases, visualizing and summarizing, and tips on dealing with GB to PB. All in a friendly FAQ format.
This talk will give you everything you never wanted to know about data warehousing but were forced to find out. Or at least enough that you can Google the rest.
21st–24th June 2011